Four hundred years after the founding of Jamestown, the lives of Captain John Smith, Powhatan, and Pocahantas assume their true dimensions in a far-ranging saga of the beginnings of the British Empire, and in particular how the English came to the New World to create a Utopia, and instead founded a slave state…. Presented as the final work of the famous explorer and author, Captain John Smith, The Weight of Smoke recounts the disastrous first eighteen months of the Jamestown Colony, 1607-1609; but entwined with the colony’s fractious beginnings are the adventures of Sir Francis Drake, retold around the campfires by an old alchemist, Jonas Profit, who sailed the Spanish main with Queen Elizabeth’s pirate. Drake is the abiding spirit as Smith is initiated into greatness. In Jamestown, Smith finds himself at the center of a desperate struggle for survival, a struggle that will involve him in the mysteries of this unknown land. Appropriately, these tales are told in a language rich with metaphorical power and flavored with Elizabethan authenticity. “The Weight of Smoke” is the first volume of the “In the Land of Whispers” trilogy, and is followed by “The Dragons of the Storm” and “The Leaves of Fate.”
The Weight of Smoke is a thrilling, compelling, and memorable historical fiction novel that will take the reader on an epic, unforgettable journey that will move as well as entertain readers from start to finish. The Weight of Smoke is a sensational novel that has a classic, effortless feel to it that made it a joy to read and had me guessing nonstop. As I read this book I did not want it to end, I was enchanted by the author’s incredible words from the first page, and this is all thanks to his addictive plot and extraordinary characters. That is why already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this book! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more.
The Weight of Smoke is an incredible piece of fiction that took me on an extraordinary journey full of many ups and downs. The reader in The Weight of Smoke will be taken back to 1607 and will follow the first eighteen months in the Jamestown colony. What happened during this time is shocking and will open your eyes to many things that actually happened. The story that unfolds throughout the book is fascinating because although this is a historical fiction novel, it does have factual elements laced throughout that will make the home truths in this book hit even harder, while we also become invested in incredible characters and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful The Weight of Smoke!
The Weight of Smoke is an incredible novel that has an in-depth plot, and I have to say, I adore this! George Robert Minkoff is an incredible author for his ability to write such an in-depth novel and he is a brilliant talent for his ability to grab the reader’s attention effortlessly and quickly. I found the plot of this book to be captivating, it absorbed me very early on and I never once got bored. This again is all thanks to Minkoff and his great talent for writing historical fiction! Minkoff truly is an incredible author who has created a fantastic, brilliant story and it is evident to me that Minkoff has invested an enormous amount of time into his novel because it is perfectly executed and full of vibrant, descriptive scenes and well-developed characters.
To summarize my thoughts on the incredible novel that is The Weight of Smoke; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading lackluster novels then take a chance with The Weight of Smoke; because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! It is a novel that has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable characters, a charismatic author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so, and lastly it is an all-around, entertaining, unforgettable read! The Weight of Smoke gets five stars from me! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book when it was first released.