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The Book of Blood and Shadow

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The Book of Blood and Shadow by  Robin Wasserman, book reviewThe Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman is something of a historical fantasy adventure story. Opening in present day New England, it follows Nora Kane as she attempts to solve the mystery of the Book, revealed through letters written in 16th century Prague and supposedly about the creation of the Lumen Dei, a device allowing communication with god. She and her friend Chris and her boyfriend Max have been working on translation of these documents, and now Chris has been murdered, his girlfriend Adriane appears to have lost her mind, and Max has disappeared.

Right from the outset of The Book of Blood and Shadow, we know the major events and driving force of the story – Chris’s death, Adriane’s inability to tell what happened, and Max’s disappearance.


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