Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Review: The Blood of Flowers
The Blood of Flowers is the debut novel by Anita Amirrezvani. Set in seventeenth century Persia, it is the story of a young village girl who, with her mother, is forced to move in with her uncle and cruel aunt in the capital, Isfahan, after her father dies. The girl - who narrates the book, and is never named - has a talent for rug making, though, that may prove to be her path forward.
This was not a challenging book to read but it was captivating. The place and era where very new to me and the writing painted a lush picture. I think fans of historical fiction - especially those looking for a change from the usual British royalty fare - will enjoy this book.
Buy The Blood of Flowers: A Novel on Amazon.
Please note that there are several sex scenes, so this book may not be appropriate for younger readers.