Remember, remember, the first of November!
Nadine Brandes’s historical fantasy Fawkes dons a magic mask to reveal the true colors of hidden hearts.
Join the Lorehaven Guild, our castle in the cloud, to explore Fawkes this month.
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Book Quest guidance: Fawkes
- Quest guide: Elijah David
- Genre: historical fantasy
- Skill level: age 13 and older
- Nov. 1–5: chapters 1–7
- Nov. 6–12: chapters 8–19
- Nov. 13–19: chapters 20–31
- Nov. 20–26: chapters 32–40 (skip Thanksgiving Day)
- Nov. 27–30: chapters 41–49
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Lorehaven reviews Fawkes
To get his mask and save his life, Thomas Fawkes must commit fully to the Keeper cause and the Gunpowder Plot. Unfortunately, he’s challenged by Emma, a girl who has Igniter powers and a will to fight injustice, as well as a deeper secret behind her own mask. He’s also drawn by the voice of the one color that every loyal Keeper respects but none would dare actually speak with: White Light, the omnipresent, still, small voice with “its” own agenda as well as an odd sense of quippishness. Despite the presence of potentially whimsical color magic, in this world the Thames still burbles with sewage, maidservants toss waste from windows, and even sincere men can believe and die for false religion. This solid and “useful” fantasy reflects the reality where hypocrites, abusers, and power-mongers can darken every point of the belief spectrum.
Best for: Young adult readers who love slow-burning, character-driven action, and delight in mixing (or sorting) fictional elements and real-life history.
Discern: Moral “gray areas,” such as themes of faithful rebellion versus lawful persecution; antiheroes who lay down their lives for false beliefs; and examples of historical racism (which are rebuked in-story).
About the Lorehaven Guild
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