Welcome to my stop on the tour for The Coronation by Justin Newland! Thanks to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite. Read on for more info and my review!
It is 1761. Prussia is at war with Russia and Austria. As the Russian army occupies East Prussia, King Frederick the Great and his men fight hard to win back their homeland.
In Ludwigshain, a Junker estate in East Prussia, Countess Marion von Adler celebrates an exceptional harvest. But this is soon requisitioned by Russian troops. When Marion tries to stop them, a Russian Captain strikes her. His Lieutenant, Ian Fermor, defends Marion’s honour, but is stabbed for his insubordination. Abandoned by the Russians, Fermor becomes a divisive figure on the estate.
Close to death, Fermor dreams of the Adler, a numinous eagle entity, whose territory extends across the lands of Northern Europe and which is mysteriously connected to the Enlightenment. What happens next will change the course of human history…
The Coronation is my second read by Justin Newland, so I was excited to read this! Set in 1761, this book mixes real historical events with paranormal aspects, which I find fascinating. The research into the historical aspects make this story feel real, and the paranormal aspects make it an even more layered and mysterious story.
Justin Newland is really great a creating characters that feel real and are well-rounded. This is a talent I’ve seen carry over from the first book I read by him to this one. This story is character driven and that makes it more compelling to me.
The pacing was excellent. The plot was really well laid out with interesting subplots mixed in. The Coronation would appeal to fantasy and historical fans alike. I would definitely recommend checking this one out.
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours, the publisher, and the author for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Justin Newland is an author of historical fantasy and secret history thrillers – that’s history with a supernatural twist. His stories feature known events and real people from history which are re-told and examined through the lens of the supernatural. He
gives author talks and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Bristol’s Thought for the Day. He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.
The Genes of Isis is a tale of love, destruction and ephemeral power set under the skies of Ancient Egypt. A re-telling of the Biblical story of the flood, it reveals the mystery of the genes of Isis – or genesis – of mankind.
The Old Dragon’s Head is a historical fantasy and supernatural thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and played out in the shadows the Great Wall of
China. It explores the secret history of the influences that shaped the beginnings of modern times.
Set during the Great Enlightenment, The Coronation reveals the secret history of the Industrial Revolution.
His latest, The Abdication (July, 2021), is a suspense thriller, a journey of destiny, wisdom and self-discovery.
Follow him at:
Website : http://www.justinnewland.com/
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