Forged in the Fire
I just finished reading Forged in the Fire by Ann Turnbull, the sequel to No Shame, No Fear (see my blog for review). It begins three years after the first book ended. Will and Susanna have been separated for those years but have kept in touch through letters. Will is working in London, trying to make enough money to marry Susanna. Can there love survive the plague and the Great Fire of London? Will they ever be happy? Read to find out!
This book was just as engrossing and satisfying as the first. I love the characters of Susanna and Will. Both are so passionate and strong. Never have I rooted so much for two fictional characters! The historical details are very fascinating and only add to the quality of the story. If you have read the first book, you will definitely have to read the sequel. It wraps up the story of Will and Susanna nicely.
Forged in the fire reunites the reader with Will and Susanna, who they should have met in No shame, No fear if they are reading the books in the right order. This time though it's 1666- the year of the plague and the fire of London and Will has got a job there.
This definitely for older readers only, as it has some rather harrowing scenes that describe the plague and the fire.
The book starts better than it ends, it's peak falls about halfway through the book and it isn't as good as No shame, No fear but despite that I still thoroughly enjoyed it.