Every once in awhile a book enters our life that changes the way we think and feel.
Reading this book but felt like watching a WW2 documentary that included a love story. The Bronze Horseman could be categorized as a realistic historical fiction. The whole scenario felt real. When the characters suffered I suffered along with them in my everyday life. Watching this family struggle to survive in Russia during the winter while a war has taken over their city and one soldier making it his mission to save them had me inconstant emotional turmoil. Being able to see the war through the eyes of a soldier and the citizens made the story come alive right before my very eyes.
The beauty of the Bronze Horseman is it leaves you realizing to never take important things in your life for granted. It’s rare when a book can make you reevaluate your life and makes you want to change for the better.
One word is so powerful that I get chills thinking about it now –Orbeli. I won’t say anymore as not to ruin the power behind this word. After you’re done with this book and realize what it means and you’ll be awestruck.
A couple questions get asked when reading this book –
1. Love triangle? – (view spoiler)
2. HEA? – (view spoiler)(view spoiler)(view spoiler)
3. 800 pages, really? – I was nervous I would get bored through this book. I have a short attention span but not once was I bored. The writing and storytelling was amazing and kept me captivated the whole time.
**My pre-review**(view spoiler)