Summary [ Under a Blood Red Sky ebook ] ☆ Kate Furnivall

  • Paperback
  • 470
  • Under a Blood Red Sky
  • Kate Furnivall
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780425221648

10 thoughts on “Under a Blood Red Sky

  1. says:

    Unfortunately I was unable to finish this book – which is not something that happens to me very often I hadn't heard of Under a Blood Red Sky until I saw it in the library and I thought I'd give it a try as I l

  2. says:

    DNF at 40%I really wanted to like this book I really didI have a soft spot for all things Russian and books set in the Russian past are some of

  3. says:

    Whoa Great book I actually described the plot to my family at dinner yesterday and my husband sarcastically said It sounds really boring My six year old son repliedNo it sound really exciting I didn't know much about Russia in the 1930s or even anything about the Russian Revolution except for what happened to the Tsar's family This

  4. says:

    Okay I confess I picked up this book and devoured it because of its obvious semblance to 'The Bronze Horseman' by Paullina

  5. says:

    Awesome Absolutely loved this in depth story about a split Russia in 1933 under Stalin's reign In a Siberian women's labor camp we get to know

  6. says:

    I have nursed a slight obsession with Russia for years so I was naturally intrigued by this despite my concern that it might turn out to be a syrupy romance I needn't have worried it's a fantastically enjoyable

  7. says:

    If all the magical realism type stuff had been left out I would have liked this book a lot better I wasn't expecting it and I do not care for magical realism in general so I was disappointed by it

  8. says:

    If I had to used one word to describe this book it would be awkward The way in which Furnivall wrote the book was awkward t

  9. says:

    I enjoyed the read it was an ok story but Russian Atheists don't havehorns sticking out there heads any than modern Catholics are arc

  10. says:

    Just a few wordsBullshit This was a major disappointment Also I rather Sophia had taken the bullet instead of the dogSpasibo Thank you

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Kate Furnivall Ç 8 Review

Under a Blood Red Sky

Fervent girlhood love for a passionate revolutionary named Vasily After a perilous escape Sofia endures months of desolation and hardship But clinging to a promise she made to Anna she subsists on the belief that someday she will track down Vasily In a remote village she's nursed back to health by a Gypsy family and there she find. Awesome Absolutely loved this in depth story about a split Russia in 1933 under Stalin s reign In a Siberian women s labor camp we get to know two women Sofia and Anna Anna came from a well to do family and tells Sofia stories of Vasily a family friend and revolutionary who she has been in love with since childhood Sofia escapes the labor camp to find Vasily their only hope in saving a dying Anna Sofia finds the village where Vasily is now living under a different name These are difficult times Stalin s rule is hard on the small villages who seem to sacrifice everything and get little in return Sofia by luck is taken in by a Gypsy family which takes this story into a whole new direction full of layers of Gypsy lore To say any will give too much away Suffice it to say this is an epic story of love and loss strength and courage with a great twist of mysticism revolution the plight of downtrodden peoples and strong women Definitely my kind of story and just what I needed

Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ç Kate Furnivall

S than refuge she also finds Mikhail Pashin who her heart tells her is Vasily in disguise He's everything she has ever wanted but he belongs to Anna After coming this far Sofia is tantalizingly close to freedom familyeven a future All that stands in her way is the secret past that could endanger everything she has come to hold dear. If I had to used one word to describe this book it would be awkward The way in which Furnivall wrote the book was awkward the addition of Russian words was awkward and the way the plot was treated was awkward The premise of the book is wonderful I just don t feel as though Furnivall was able to get it to its full potential Paullina Simons would have done a better job with the storyline It took than half of the book for me to feel ANY connection to the characters whatsoever The addition of the gypsy family and the subseuent ending involving them was an odd and distracting aspect to the storyline I felt as though Furnivall couldn t tell the story on her own she had to add in gypsy mystical powers to make things make sense In addition Furnivall tended to write things as happening and then either not explain why or the subseuent result AT ALL or she would suddenly bring it up pages later like oh yeah I forget to tell you Furnivall seemed to add in Russian words in order to remind us that we were reading a story about Russians Shouldn t her story have been clear enough without doing this I grew exceedingly tired of reading Nyet No and other such situations It is like watching a movie which is in English but all the characters have a poor Russian accent but they are speaking to other Russians I ve never understood it and it can distract from the storyline in a movie and a book If she had wanted to use Russian words she should have been consistent with it AND included a glossary so people could look up the meaningsI must say I did like the plot twist which occurred with about 100 pages left which is about the time that things actually started happening The ending left much to be desired as unsurprisingly Furnivall left things up in the air and left us with only pieces of informationThe relationship between Pashin and Sophia seems to appear out of nowhere suddenly they are both in love Hmm perhaps Furnivall should have tried to actually write scenes that would have led to such a result Too much in the book wasn t seemingly plausible Furnivall had many scenes which I felt did not add to the story and just mucked up the storyline even furtherWhile I was disappointed with the handling of the story I do have a soft spot for books set in Russia and I did eventually come to care for one or two of the characters in the end However it definitely needs some work to be a compelling story

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The Russian Concubine dazzled readers Now its gifted author delivers another sweeping historical novel Davinsky Labor Camp Siberia 1933 Only two things in this wretched place keep Sofia from giving up hope the prospect of freedom and the stories told by her friend and fellow prisoner Anna of a charmed childhood in Petrograd and her. DNF at 40%I really wanted to like this book I really didI have a soft spot for all things Russian and books set in the Russian past are some of my favoritesSadly this one was just not good The Red Scarf is all over the place At first I didn t mind multiple POVs I thought it added to the diversity of the novel but as it s written in third person after a while it became really confusing Especially since the author switched between characters repeatedly Also constantly reading Spasibo Thank you in the same sentence became annoying The blurb sounded really promising and I expected an epic tale about Sofia Anna and Vasily but the main reason I m giving up on this is because I could not connect with the characters at all This book didn t inspire any emotions within me and currently I have no time nor patience to continue with this

About the Author: Kate Furnivall

Kate Furnivall was raised in Penarth a small seaside town in Wales Her mother whose own childhood was spent in Russia China and India discovered at an early age that the world around us is so volatile that the only things of true value are those inside your head and your heart These values Kate explores in The Russian ConcubineKate went to London University where she studied English and fr