Of Blood and Brothers
Read June 22, 2013
Of Blood and Brothers by E. Michael Helms is one of the best historical fiction books I have read and that is saying a lot. The book tells the story of two brothers life during the Civil War fighting on different sides.
Part of what made the book so remarkable was the “feelings” and “emotions” the author wrote into the story. I actually felt the pain and fear during the battles. You could smell the smoke and gunpowder and hear the horror around them. The author did a great job developing the storyline while sticking to the historical facts of the various battles.
Having been to the various battlefields in the story, such as Chickamauga, and toured the hollowed grounds it made the story come alive to me. I found myself getting caught up and lost in the story.
E. Michael Helms did a great job of developing the characters. Each with their different personalities became real and believable in the story. It was easy to identify with them and become involved with their story.
The only problem I had with the book was how it ended. That problem was that “it ended.” I can’t wait to read the second book of the series.
I really enjoyed reading Of Blood and Brothers by E. Michael Helms and I highly recommend this book to all ages.
[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]