[Read] ☦ Under a Blood Red Sky ♤ Nuiun.de

Interesting piece of history We have never know the suffering of war and prison camps let s hope we never do. Awesome Absolutely loved this in depth story about a split Russia in 1933 under Stalin s reign In a Siberian women s labor camp we get to know two women, Sofia and Anna Anna came from a well to do family and tells Sofia stories of Vasily, a family friend and revolutionary who she has been in love with since childhood Sofia escapes the labor camp to find Vasily, their only hope in saving a dying Anna Sofia finds the village where Vasily is now living under a different name These are difficult times Stalin s rule is hard on the small villages who seem to sacrifice everything and get little in return Sofia by luck is taken in by a Gypsy family, which takes this story into a whole new direction full of layers of Gypsy lore To say any will give too much away Suffice it to say this is an epic story of love and loss, strength and courage, with a great twist of mysticism, revolution, the plight of downtrodden peoples and strong women Definitely my kind of story and just what I needed [Read] ♣ Under a Blood Red Sky ⚔ The Russian Concubine Dazzled Readers Now, Its Gifted Author Delivers Another Sweeping Historical Novel Davinsky Labor Camp, Siberia, Only Two Things In This Wretched Place Keep Sofia From Giving Up Hope The Prospect Of Freedom, And The Stories Told By Her Friend And Fellow Prisoner Anna, Of A Charmed Childhood In Petrograd, And Her Fervent Girlhood Love For A Passionate Revolutionary Named Vasily After A Perilous Escape, Sofia Endures Months Of Desolation And Hardship But, Clinging To A Promise She Made To Anna, She Subsists On The Belief That Someday She Will Track Down Vasily In A Remote Village, She S Nursed Back To Health By A Gypsy Family, And There She Finds Than Refuge, She Also Finds Mikhail Pashin, Who, Her Heart Tells Her, Is Vasily In Disguise He S Everything She Has Ever Wanted But He Belongs To Anna After Coming This Far, Sofia Is Tantalizingly Close To Freedom, Family Even A Future All That Stands In Her Way Is The Secret Past That Could Endanger Everything She Has Come To Hold Dear Okay, I confess, I picked up this book, and devoured it because of its obvious semblance to The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons Yes it s backround is set in Russia, during Stalin s reign Yes, there is relentless suffering, starvation, and those whom grasp onto almost anything, in an attempt of survival during a horrific time Yes, It is a love story But that is where the similarities end Sofia and Anna, are best friends, torn from their families, and all they ve known and loved, thrown into a torturous labour camp in Siberia, Russia for Crimes ridiculous as they may be towards the Soviet Government.Trying to survive their horrific exsistence, they love and protect one another, against all peril Anna, a remarkable story teller, hangs on to her memories, of her childhood sweetheart, Vasily, with fierce determination Sharing her stories of great adventure, and unconditional love with Sofia, is the pairs only means of getting through the horrible life they are trapped in But when Anna falls ill, and it becomes apparent her survival depends soley on her escape from the abhorrent conditions in which they survive, Sofia decides to escape, determined to find Vasily, and convince him to help her save AnnaHowever Sofia hadn t anticipated falling in love with her Best Friends long lost love.It s complicated, and laden with mystery, love, and a tad bit of gypsy lore within the mysteries of the Ural Mountains, but above all it s about the power of unbreakable friendshipGreat StoryHappy Reading Awesome book I have nursed a slight obsession with Russia for years, so I was naturally intrigued by this, despite my concern that it might turn out to be a syrupy romance I needn t have worried it s a fantastically enjoyable, fast paced adventure packed with unexpected twists and complex characters And although this is primarily a novel about love and friendship, the attention to historical detail is extraordinary, making the book s depiction of life in Stalin s Russia incredibly vivid and believable The action rarely lets up and the story always feels fresh I raced through the book and stayed up all night to finish it There are some plot holes, and the writing is slightly clumsy in places, but this was so much fun to read that I can easily forgive its flaws. If I had to used one word to describe this book it would be awkward The way in which Furnivall wrote the book was awkward, the addition of Russian words was awkward and the way the plot was treated was awkward The premise of the book is wonderful, I just don t feel as though Furnivall was able to get it to its full potential Paullina Simons would have done a better job with the storyline It took than half of the book for me to feel ANY connection to the characters whatsoever The addition of the gypsy family and the subsequent ending involving them was an odd and distracting aspect to the storyline I felt as though Furnivall couldn t tell the story on her own, she had to add in gypsy mystical powers to make things make sense In addition, Furnivall tended to write things as happening and then either not explain why or the subsequent result AT ALL or she would suddenly bring it up pages later like oh yeah, I forget to tell you Furnivall seemed to add in Russian words in order to remind us that we were reading a story about Russians Shouldn t her story have been clear enough without doing this I grew exceedingly tired of reading Nyet No and other such situations It is like watching a movie which is in English but all the characters have a poor Russian accent but they are speaking to other Russians I ve never understood it and it can distract from the storyline in a movie and a book If she had wanted to use Russian words she should have been consistent with it AND included a glossary so people could look up the meanings I must say I did like the plot twist which occurred with about 100 pages left which is about the time that things actually started happening The ending left much to be desired as unsurprisingly Furnivall left things up in the air and left us with only pieces of information.The relationship between Pashin and Sophia seems to appear out of nowhere, suddenly they are both in love Hmm, perhaps Furnivall should have tried to actually write scenes that would have led to such a result Too much in the book wasn t seemingly plausible Furnivall had many scenes which I felt did not add to the story and just mucked up the storyline even further.While I was disappointed with the handling of the story, I do have a soft spot for books set in Russia and I did eventually come to care for one or two of the characters in the end However, it definitely needs some work to be a compelling story. I enjoyed the read it was an ok story, but Russian Atheists don t havehorns sticking out there heads any than modern Catholics are architects of the Inquisition Spare me the occult crap.I gives me areal Siberian chill reflecting on how many people gave this book 5 stars DNF at 40%I really wanted to like this book, I really did.I have a soft spot for all things Russian and books set in the Russian past are some of my favorites.Sadly, this one was just not good The Red Scarf is all over the place At first I didn t mind multiple POVs, I thought it added to the diversity of the novel, but as it s written in third person, after a while it became really confusing Especially since the author switched between characters repeatedly Also constantly reading Spasibo Thank you. in the same sentence became annoying The blurb sounded really promising, and I expected an epic tale about Sofia, Anna and Vasily, but the main reason I m giving up on this is because I could not connect with the characters at all This book didn t inspire any emotions within me, and currently I have no time nor patience to continue with this. Whoa Great book I actually described the plot to my family at dinner yesterday and my husband sarcastically said, It sounds really boring My six year old son replied, No it sound really exciting I didn t know much about Russia in the 1930s or even anything about the Russian Revolution except for what happened to the Tsar s family This book has given me a picture of what it might have been like to live in Russia in that time period Sofia escapes from a Siberian Gulag in order to save a friend, Anna, who is too sick to survive another winter She goes to try to get from a childhood friend of Anna s Not only is there plenty of action, but great characters as well as some mystery and some mysticism as well The author crafts the story well At one point I was completely wrapped up in what Sofia was doing, and in my mind asked, I wonder how Anna is coping back in the camp I turned the page, and there was an update on Anna Did the author make me ask that question, or did she read my mind