Behold the Power of Bergkäse.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Bergkäse angerichtet, by Xocolatl Bergkäse angerichtet, by Xocolatl

I’ve been disappointed by more “historical fiction” or “historical novels” or whatever you’re having yourself, than you can shake a stick at (the stick with the charred end on it, that is; the one with which the Neolithic NaNoWriMo participant wrote on the cave wall). Such as when a writer makes me go cross-eyed reading more than I ever wanted to know about the evolutionary history of Gothic architecture, just to obscure the fact that the character development makes cardboard look thick enough to build a cathedral with (yes, I mean that doorstop). And don’t get me started on the ones in which the writer breaks up what is essentially a history textbook by occasionally throwing in one or two lines of fictional dialogue, or else tries to be sneaky by having the fictional characters just spit rehashed history at each other whenever they speak, especially when…

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