Notes from the Burning Age by Claire North

Publication Date 20.07.21

Ven was once a holy man, a keeper of ancient archives. It was his duty to interpret archaic texts, sorting useful knowledge from the heretical ideas of the Burning Age - a time of excess and climate disaster. For in Ven's world, such material must be closely guarded, so that the ills that led to that cataclysmic era can never be repeated.

But when the revolutionary Brotherhood approaches Ven, pressuring him to translate stolen writings that threaten everything he once held dear, his life will be turned upside down. Torn between friendship and faith, Ven must decide how far he's willing to go to save this new world, and how much he is willing to lose.

Four Star Review

Glorious writing make this dystopian spy novel a true delight to read. There are so many exquisite sentences and phrases in the narrative. All of which I have highlighted so that I my return to them on a second read.