Into The Flames is the second riveting book in the historical fiction series, By The Hands of Men.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Into The Flames is an extraordinarily well-written and compelling read; I found it impossible to put the book down. Russia is in the middle of a revolution, and England’s Great Game is in full force.
Charlotte Braninov was crushed after Robert Fitzgerald, the man she loved, acted as if he didn’t even know her, causing her to flee England, humiliated. Charlotte was aware that Russia was not a safe place to travel through, but in wanting to see her family, she decided to go anyway. A decision she will forever regret. Because Charlotte was a nurse, the Russian Reds took her as their prisoner, instead of killing her. She watched in horror, though, as they executed everyone around her. The tragedies Charlotte saw in WWI will pale in caparison to the hateful atrocities she’ll witness in Russia.
Robert Fitzgerald was devastated when he found out that the woman he couldn’t quite place on the street was Charlotte Braninov. He was furious with his father for demanding that his friends not help him restore his memory. As a result of his anger, Robert was disinherited. He was Lord Robert Fitzgerald in title only. Not knowing what direction to take with his life, Robert joined the Crown’s Great Game and accepted a commission in Shanghai.
The corruption and violence that Charlotte Braninov and Lord Robert Fitzgerald will find themselves in the midst of, is dark and disturbing. Into The Flames is a meticulously crafted historical fiction novel, with many sharp and accurate details. I felt as if I was in the story. What a talented writer! Roy Griffis has gained a new fan. Highly recommended.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover