Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc Review

Author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death.

Told through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life, (including her family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood). Along the way it explores issues such as gender, misogyny, and the peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices.

Title:Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
Edition Language:English

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  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    This was really fascinating! To be honest, I don't know too much about Joan of Arc, but it was neat learning more about her through this poetry format. I loved the unique perspective of her story bein...

  • Briana

    This is a creative book, a story told in different types of verse by Joan herself and by different people and objects that were present during her life and near her death (the flames at her pyre, St. ...

  • Em

    I read this in the span of 45 minutes, and while the writing was so beautiful, I really didn’t care much for this at all. I don’t think it was as awe inspiring as I hoped, and I really struggled b...

  • Nicole Hewitt

    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionWow! A historical novel about Joan of Arc in verse? It's either a crazy idea or utterly inspired---turns out it's the latt...

  • Hannah Jayne

    I don’t know how to rate thisI don’t know the actual story of Joan of ArcI don’t know if this was accurate at allI don’t know if I’m supposed to like her or notWhat a strange storyWhat a sca...

  • Katherine Moore

    This book is exquisite. ‘Voices: The Final Hours Of Joan Of Arc’ has brought life once again to one of the most unforgettable and extraordinary female warrior icons. Everyone knows her name, but d...

  • Bitchin' Reads

    2/19/2019: Second read through for a reading challenge, prompt "historical retelling." This is the perfect quick read to fulfill the prompt too. I think I enjoyed it more this second go around since I...

  • Madison Berry

    I just read this in one hour and....holy shit...

  • Rendz

    3.75**I was provided an ARC by Raincoast book!*Mini Review-This was one of the few novels in verse that I have read and for the most part I really enjoyed it.-I liked a lot of the poems and how each p...

  • Sam & Isabelle (CapuletReads)

    Okay, so something to know about me is I have a weird fascination with Joan of Arc.Literally one day I woke up and had to know everything about her.So when I heard there was a YA book about Joan of Ar...