The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
by David Elliott
Bestselling 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. Joan of Arc gets the Hamilton treatment in this evocative novel.
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), Voices offers an unforgettable perspective on an extraordinary young woman. Along the way it explores timely 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.
Although the story is still the same, it’s told with such a refreshed look, almost a lyrical retelling! You really get back into who Joan of Arc was and her story. Very well written and an easy retelling of a story that has been told in several ways. It wa s all well researched so you feel like you are with Joan in her time.