Historical fiction, it can be many things, all depending on the mix of the recipe. It can be dry and stale as an actual textbook or as flavorful as the finest genre fiction. As with all other literary treats, it often comes down to what ingredients the chef throws in and how skillfully they cook it all up. Today’s treat is a dish that looks to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the tale of two brothers essential to the success of his first voyage.
Before we take apart the layers and taste the gooey centers, let’s recount the Starving Review creed:
- I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
- I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible.