Princess Anne has arrived in Canada to start her four-day visit to the country. The Princess Royal s trip started in Barrie, becoming the first time in more than 100 years a royal has visited the Central Ontario city. Princess Anne is on a short visit to Canada. (Photo: CTV News Video) Today, we are experiencing history in the making, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said.
This is the first time in over 100 years that a member of the royal family has visited the city. The last visit was in 1901 from the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George V and Queen Mary. The only daughter of the Queen arrived at the Southshore Community Centre on Tuesday afternoon where she was guest of honour at a special ceremony.
Princess Anne inspected members of her own regiment, The Grey and Simcoe Foresters. The Royal is the regiments colonel-in-cheif. During her day in Barrie, the Princess also unveiled two benches in Barrie s military heritage park to honour and remember Canadians who served and died in war.
The royal was also given by flowers by excited six-year-old, Ashley Logan, during her visit.
I was so excited to her the flowers, Ashley told a local news station after meeting the Princess.
Due to her visit to Canada, Anne will not be attending Prince George s christening which is due to take place on Wednesday afternoon at St James s Palace.
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A Royal Barrie Welcome (Barrie, ON) Tuesday, October 22 marks an historical moment for the City of Barrie. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will be in Barrie to visit her Regiment The Grey and Simcoe Foresters . As part of the visit, the City of Barrie is holding a dedication ceremony for the proposed Military Heritage Park at the Southshore Centre and members of the public are welcome to watch her arrival and the Guard of Honour Ceremony at the Southshore Centre.
The Grey and Simcoe Foresters The Grey and Simcoe Foresters have a long history dating back to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and the First World War. See Battle Honours . Dedication Itinerary There will be a public viewing along Lakeshore Drive on the west side of the Southshore Centre.
Please note however, there will be no access to the Southshore Centre area during the day and no parking available at the Centre. Public can access washrooms at Centennial Beach. Lakeshore Drive will be closed between Tiffin Street and Minet s Point Road on from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on October 22. Members of the public who wish to watch the proceedings are encouraged to carpool and park at Centennial Beach and arrive no later than 2:30 p.m.This is the first time in over 100 years that a member of the Royal Family has visited the city.
The last visit was in 1901 from the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary).Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be formally welcomed with a Royal Salute played by the Pipes & Drums of the Grey and Simcoe Foresters. This will be followed by a Guard of Honour ceremony and inspection of her Regiment. After the Guard of Honour, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will proceed to the Military Heritage Park dedication.There will also be live coverage of the event streaming at CTV Barrie.
1 2 3 4 References ^ Princess Anne (www.examiner.com) ^ The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca) ^ Battle Honours (www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca) ^ CTV Barrie. (barrie.ctvnews.ca)
The trial concerning Diana’s death has crumbled since Soldier N fled for his life AP Soldier N, who claimed the SAS assassinated Diana, disappeared before authorities could speak to him. It is believed he is now hiding in south-east Asia, adding to fears Diana s death riddle might never be solved. The probe into the Princess s car crash was reopened earlier this year after Soldier N s family came forward.
They told investigators of his claims that Special Forces agents caused the smash which killed the Princess by shining a light into her driver s eyes. Scotland Yard detectives vowed to examine his evidence after it was handed over by the Royal Military Police but Soldier N quit the country last week. Those in the regiment will not be happy with his comments about Princess Diana.
In the eyes of the SAS he brought the unit into disrepute and in military terms he will be blackballed An insider It was first reported that he was taking refuge in the Middle East among expats in Dubai, but military sources insist the area would be far too dangerous. The Daily Star has now learned he is trying to start a new life in Thailand. An insider said: He will not be welcome in the Middle East as there is a large community of former SAS personnel who use Dubai and other locations as a base for their work.
Those in the regiment will not be happy with his comments about Princess Diana. In the eyes of the SAS he brought the unit into disrepute and in military terms he will be blackballed . It is also expensive to live in the Gulf states and I don t believe that he has the resources to sustain a new life there.
CCTV footage of Diana, Princess of Wales arriving at the Ritz Hotel with bodyguard Kes Wingfield, on the evening before she died PA Thailand s ask no questions culture and low cost of living have been a magnet for runaways for years. Soldier N s criminal record for handling firearms would have prevented him from moving to many countries, including the US, but are more likely to be dismissed in Asia. Mohamed Al-Fayed, 84, whose son Dodi was also killed in the 1997 crash, is furious that a witness was allowed to leave Britain.
HRH PRINCESS ANNE, came to York today to carry out one of her formal duties as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Signals Regiment. The Princess Royal was here to present operation medals to the soldiers of 2 Signals following their recent tour of Afghanistan. HRH Princess Anne, greets a soldier at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013.
2 Signals includes a Gurkha Signal Squadron, one of the field Squadrons of the Regiment, based at Imphal Barracks, in the city of York In Afghanistan, the regiment provided tactical and operational close communications. Soldiers on parade at the medals parade at Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. HRH Princess Anne, pins a medal to the chest of a soldier at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. Princess Anne, praised the soldiers and also their families who braved the rain, lining the parade ground, proudly watching their loved ones receive their medals. Family members brave the rain while attending the medals parade at Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. HRH Princess Anne, greets a soldier at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. Her Royal Highness, who has recently visited Afghanistan said: Whether on the streets of Kabul or the desert of Helmand, you ve worked hard and maintained the highest standard.
I know that the challenge is significant, the conditions austere and the enemy still very determined. You have faced all this and succeeded.
300 medals were awarded to the soldiers of the regiment. HRH Princess Anne, pins a medal to the chest of a soldier at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. HRH Princess Anne, pins a medal to the chest of a soldier at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013. HRH Princess Anne, inspecting the troops at the Medals Parade, Imphal Barracks, York.
29 May 2013.
On Friday, the regiment took part in a homecoming parade through York, where hundreds of people turned out to show their support.
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British Dragoon Royal North British (The Scots Greys) 1815 Campaign Dress as they would have appeared at Waterloo. Note the regulation grey cavalry overalls and shako cover. The other Dragoon, Dragoon Guards, and Household Regiments would have been similarly attired but with different headresses and in the case of the Royal Horse Guards wearing a royal blue jacket rather than red.
Most of these regiments never saw active service until Waterloo. The British Light Cavalry Uniform The British light cavalry uniform went through a period of major transition over the period from 1796-1815. There were three major changes, but historical evidence shows that these regiments were notorious for adopting their own affectations on the regulations, and of ignoring them completely when the mood took them.
However, these images give a rough idea of what they ought to look like in the game. Light Cavalry Uniform 1796-1806 (essentially how they ought to appear in for most of the period covered by the game.) Note: The Sergeant of the 13th LD is wearing more or less the regulation service dress for the Light Dragoons as stated in the clothing book. Except of course he shouldn’t be, as his regiment had buff facings and so he ought to be wearing buff breeches.
The trumpeter of the 15th LD is wearing the reverse coloured jacket worn by most musicians, but has opted for a mirliton hat instead of a tarleton helmet. The trooper of the 14th LD is wearing standard campaign service dress including the regulation overalls as shown on the Dragoon in the upper image. The colour of these overals did vary, from quite a pale grey, through dark grey, to an almost blue/blue grey.
The image shows the latter shade. The only real difference between the overalls worn by the cavalry and the infantry was the leather protection on the insides of the leg, and the tendency for the cavalry to prefer the style that buttoned down the otherside seam. Other known affectations included: Officers of the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th and 18th wore non-regulation blue breeches rather than white, and officers of the 9th preferred mirliton hats rather than helmets.
The officers of the 10th and 13th are shown wearing stovepipe shako’s. The officers of the 18th standard regulation Tarleton helmets. Light Cavalry Uniform Changes 1807-1812 The 7th, 10th, 15th and 18th were renamed ‘Hussars’ and took on various affectations to go with their new elitist status The 7th adopted the mirliton hat.
The 10th, 15th and 18th began wearing fur busby’s, similar to French hussars. An officer of the 7th is also shown wearing a busby in 1808, but its made of brown fur rather than black. Troopers of the 15th are shown wearing stovepipe shakos in 1808 rather than busby’s.
The other regiments appear to have stuck with their 1796 uniforms at least until 1812. Though the 14th are shown wearing mirliton hats in 1808, as are the officers of the 16th. This would have been after the 1808 uniform changes below, showing that they were not immediatley adopted.
In 1808, the facing colours of regiments 20-25 were changed but some of these regiments ignored the orders. A new French style shako was introduced, but not adopted until after the Peninsula Campaign and so only appeared on the battlefield of Waterloo. As did the simplified jacket with the coloured lapels and lack of frogging.
So for all of the period covered by the game the uniform would have been in the style shown in the images above. Light Cavalry Unfirom changes 1813 The French style light cavalry shako was more generally introduced in 1813, some five years after the order to start wearing it. The 10th Hussars began wearing it but in red rather than black, the 15th wore it in black, the 7th, 15th and 18th stuck with the busby.
The 10th switched to the busby in 1814. The 15th changed to the shako in 1815. I get the impression this was just an attempt to be different.
The pink facings only ever seem to have been worn by the 22nd, the 21st flatly refusing to adopt the new colour. By 1815 most regiments seem to have accepted the 1808 regulations and started wearing the new uniforms, so they made their first general appearance on campaign in 1815 and caused complete chaos. Mainly because the British light cavalry now looked like the French, as did the Dutch light cavalry and so many panic’s and friendly fire incidents occurred.
The main problem being the shako which looked exactly like the French cavalry shako when seen through smoke, mist or darkness.
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Hi, I am carrying out research regarding the Canadian Regiments that were stationed in Britian during WW2. Can someone please advise me: I have found reference to the War Diaries at the National Archives in Kew England but they quote 1st Canadian Scottish & 4th Canadian Scottish are these one and the same or different. Looking on the Web I note that the Canadian Scottish was also known as the Princess Mary’s?.
The War Diaries for the 1st Canadian Scottish seem to start at Aug 1941 and finish Oct 1945 but nothing for 1944.
So far all I can find for the 4th Canadian Scottish is June-Dec 1945 & Jan-Apr 1946.
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Published in October 12 A Challenger 2 firing on Lulworth Ranges (picture: Steve Blake) Nothing quite prepares the uninitiated for the roar and blast of precision tank fire that is felt as much as seen and heard, obliterating the morning calm of Lulworth Ranges 7500 acres of largely unspoiled heathland. For those in the know it s a day of real excitement as the officers and troopers of Dorset s volunteer reservists relish getting a few rounds off on their first live-firing exercise for nearly five years. With army numbers to be cut by 20,000 under the Strategic Defence and Security Review, shrinking the army to its smallest since the Crimean War of 1853, an expanded role for the reserve is assured.
But with quintessential military stoicism, the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, a Territorial Army regiment with its headquarters at Bovington Camp, is focused only on the known challenge before it. The army has always striven to work efficiently, but now more than ever. There s a whole force concept so while there is some pride that the country has faith in the volunteer reserve to carry out tasks previously done by the regular army and our role may well change, for now we must continue to fulfill the role we are mandated to, says Lt Col Dickie Trant, until August the regiment s full-time commanding officer.
That means the Royal Wessex Yeomanry will continue to support the regular army by training Challenger 2 main battle tank crew and providing skilled personnel to assist operations in a range of other roles at home and overseas. Meanwhile, regulars and reservists alike await the outcome of Army 2020, the on-going review of the structure of the British Army. Rightly and properly the army has always served political masters basically we do what we re told rather than what we like, says Lt Col Trant.
However, we are first and foremost the Queen s forces. Our wonderful sovereign is our leader, not the politicians. Some 30 members of the Yeomanry recently returned from tours of Afghanistan where they deployed in a variety of duties from infantry soldier on the ground to clerks in HQ and patrolling in recce units.
They also helped train Afghan National Army troops and worked with Afghan farmers to encourage them to grow food crops rather than opium poppies. The reserves offer up a very broad range of experience and the Yeomanry is no exception, says Major Julian Speers, officer commanding A Squadron, The Dorset Yeomanry, one of the four regimental squadrons. The guys do all kinds of jobs I m a tenant farmer in North Dorset although I d previously done ten years in the Blues and Royals, the Household Cavalry.
We ve also got carpenters, doctors, police officers, a social worker, mechanics, an accountant. It means there is a very broad spectrum of non-military skills that we bring with us and that has enormous practical applications in the field. Major Jules Speers: officer commanding A Squadron, The Dorset Yeomanry (picture: Steve Blake) Reasons for joining are as myriad as the jobs they do on Civvy Street, but few can be under any illusion that active service means just that.
Somewhere in the world a British soldier has been on active operational duty every day since the end of World War 2. I was in the regular army but came out in 2008, says Trooper Marcus Seaton, 29, a gunner-driver and gunner-mechanic from Swanage. I d done three tours in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and with the UN in Cyprus, but I lost five of my best mates on my last tour and thought it was getting too close to me.
I d just had my daughter then, it was time for a break. But I missed the regulars so joined the TA. It s different from the regular army, but I love it.
My family is all army. I joined the regular army when I was 16 years and nine months, my nan and my mum signed the papers, it s like the family business. Trooper Marcus Seaton with a Challenger 2 tank at Lulworth Ranges (picture: Steve Blake) My dad was in the first Gulf War and was devastated when I came out, but he understood.
He s really proud I m in the Yeomanry and I can t wait to go back on ops now that my kids are older. The employers all struggle when they realise you re going to be gone for a year. In the TA, it is a moot point whether one is seen to have been mobilised or to have volunteered.
Reserve training is shorter and more intensive than with the regular army. Tank training courses that last six weeks in the regulars have to be completed in just two and there s more synthetic training with simulators so there was a palpable sense of excitement on Lulworth Ranges. With the regulars you train for a reason, to do something, here you just train for the training, but it s good because skill-fade sets in otherwise, says Trooper Seaton, who was driving one of the six four-man crews for the day.
There is nothing like the thrill you get putting your training into practice, adds Major Speers, but then nothing you ve done ever prepares you for the first time you see death. War is ugly, it s dirty and you never get used to seeing people dying. So, yes, there are those who join for the thrills it s like nothing else you ll ever experience but it has to be more than that.
Tank crews enjoy a special camaraderie. Even in the highly sophisticated Challenger 2 there s very little space to accommodate four grown men. One wrong move and limbs are smashed into unforgiving armour, six inches thick in places.
Skills become second nature by constant drilling and every role is minutely defined the ammunition loader is known as mother because he has the most space and food supplies are stowed alongside his position so he prepares all meals and drinks. Aboard a Challenger 2 (picture: Steve Blake) I m told centurion was a rank not a tank when the Quartermaster, Captain Tony Rickard, from Wool, signed up. He served 22 years in the regulars before joining the Yeomanry 21 years ago and to him the pounding of the Challenger s L7 gun is an integral part of the soundtrack of his life.
This life gets in the blood, he says. I ve known some come away from it and forget it, but not many, that s why this is a natural home for a lot of old soldiers. They talk about whether the tank has had its day, but then we find ourselves fighting a war in the desert and the tank is exactly what we need and the Challenger 2 is an awesome piece of kit.
Whether on parade night at the barracks or amid the ferocious dust and dry heat of the firing range soldiers banter flows fast, but steer the conversation to more serious matters and all ranks share a common sense of the greater good. I m a sword orderly and was honoured to be on ceremonial duty for the Queen s visit to Sherborne, says David Clifford, 40, a financial controller from Weymouth. I ve been in accounts since the age of 17 so this is my chance to do something completely different.
I want to really contribute and I d love to take a posting, but I ve got a girlfriend who doesn t want me to go and three children, the youngest is only five, so I ve decided to wait. The TA teaches you to shut your mouth and open your ears and you learn a bit of respect, which is something a lot of youngsters could do with. First formed in 1794 to patrol our shores during the Napoleonic Wars, the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry gained royal association in 1833 as The Princess Victoria s Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry and again a decade later as the Queen s Own Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry.
In the Boer War it provided troops for the Imperial Yeomanry, the forerunner of the Territorial Army, which was formed in 1901. During the Great War, the Dorset Yeomanry supplied three regiments and saw action, most notably in the Dardanelles and the Middle East, including the regiment s main battle honour, at Aqqaqia, on 26 February 1916, recorded as the British Army s last cavalry charge when 184 yeomen charged with sabres drawn against 500 Senussi tribesmen across 1200 yards of open desert. Half their horses were gunned down and about a third of their men.
With cavalry largely obsolete after World War 1, the Dorset Yeomanry was reformed in 1920 as an artillery brigade and mobilised again in November 1939 although it remained at home until June 1944 when it was attached to the Guards Armoured Division and dispatched to France. After the War the regiment remained in Germany until being reformed in 1947, but ceased to exist in 1967 with the reduction of the TA. The Wessex Yeomanry was formed in 1971 and given its royal title in 1979.
In the 1980s it was designated a reconnaissance regiment and in 1999 merged with the Dorset Yeomanry, which had been reformed in 1992 and reduced in number to 88, the level it maintains today. We also have a home role in crisis management, reacting to the unexpected, as with the flooding in Gloucestershire three years ago, says Major Speers. We had fifty soldiers on operations supporting security at the Olympics and nine per cent of our strength is mobilised every 24 months to serve in Afghanistan.
Your job and your family always come first, then the TA. It has to be that way, but career discrimination can be a problem and it s a lot to ask of employers at a difficult time for the economy, but what some of them don t always see is that they let their employee go and what they get back is a more broadened individual. Staring down the barrel of a Challenger 2 (picture: Steve Blake) From nervous enthusiasm to detached professionalism, the soldiers of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry are doing a job and loving every moment of it.
Outsiders will doubtless struggle to reconcile their zeal with the realities of what doing their duty may entail, but as the red flags fly to indicate live firing and the public is denied access to the stunning Range walks, necessitating a lengthy diversion, consider the longer and altogether more challenging journey that could face the men and women making all the racket. The Yeomanry and Bournemouth Without a Dorset Yeomanry there may not have been a Bournemouth. From 1796 to 1802, Lewis Tregonwell, squire of Cranborne Lodge and a captain in the Dorset Yeomanry, led cliff patrols in the area of Bourne Heath up to the Liberty of Westover.
Much taken with the cliff tops, chines and beaches, when he retired from the service in 1810 he built a house on the edge of the heath and bought eight-and-a-half acres of Westover now Bournemouth town centre for just 179 11s.
The house survives as part of the Royal Exeter Hotel and Tregonwell is remembered as the founder of modern Bournemouth.
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Scratch a Victorian and you will find a connection with 100 years of service from the Canadian Scottish Regiment, said Honorary Col. Richard Talbot. “It’s hard to find a person in Victoria that doesn’t have some kind of connection with the regiment,” Talbot said. “There has always been a strong Victoria component and there is all sorts of associations that get involved,” he said. “Very often, there is family connections that have served at some stage – either grandfathers have served or fathers have served or they themselves have served.” This weekend, the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) – the only infantry regiment based on Vancouver Island – will celebrate its 100th anniversary with kilts, pipes, pomp, remembrance and reverence. The unit, first known as the 88th Victoria Fusiliers, set out for France in 1914 with Victoria’s 50th Gordon Highlanders and several other Canadian Highland regiments in a battalion that would be informally dubbed “the Canadian Scottish.” Members of the battalion would be among the first Canadian soldiers to see action in the First World War.
They later fought at Ypres, Vimy and Passchen-daele. In 1920, a number of Victoria units were brought together in the Canadian Scottish Regiment. Ten years later, King George V appointed his daughter Princess Mary to be the regiment’s honorary colonel-in-chief, a title now held by Princess Alexandra, Princess Mary’s niece and the first cousin of the Queen.
Members of the Canadian Scottish were among the first troops to land at Normandy on D-Day during the Second World War. Members have also served in Korea. Reservists from the Canadian Scottish have served in the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East.
In recent years, the Canadian Scottish have served in Afghanistan, where 22 per cent of Canada’s military effort was performed by reservists, now recognized as a vital component of the country’s military capacity. The Canadian Scottish Regiment has close to 250 serving members on Vancouver Island, with headquarters in Victoria and regional command centres in Nanaimo and Courtenay. Lt.-Col Eric Boucher, commanding officer of the Canadian Scottish, said the unit performs its duties without attracting a great deal of notice.
Soldiers have full-time jobs or are students attending classes, and train on weekends. “And ever so quietly our soldiers head off to help with our military commitments overseas,” Boucher said. “And they come back without a lot of fanfare, or pomp or ceremony.” The Canadian Scottish has also turned out to serve when civilian emergencies or duties arise, he said. When fires raged in the Okanagan in 2003, the Canadian Scottish deployed 100 members within 72 hours to assist the City of Kelowna. They performed security detail at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
During the 1996 blizzards in Victoria, the Canadian Scottish turned out with big-wheeled vehicles to get citizens to medical appointments and ferry doctors and nurses to and from hospital. “People might not see visible, tangible evidence of the Canadian Scottish Regiment right in front of them,” Boucher said, “but there is ongoing activity all the time.” SUNDAY’S EVENTS The 100th anniversary of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) is being celebrated this weekend. Sunday’s events are open to the public and free. Princess Alexandra, the colonel-in-chief of the regiment, was scheduled to attend, but is unable to make it due to illness. ?
11 a.m. – Church parade at Christ Church Cathedral (Quadra Street and Burdett Avenue), followed at noon by a memorial service at Pioneer Square. ?
12: 45 p.m. – Formal military parade at Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave. This event offers the biggest pomp with march pasts, artillery gun salutes and rifle volleys. ?
3: 45 p.m. – Regiment gathers at Victoria City Hall, where it will exercise its Right to Freedom of the City and march through the city with bayonets fixed, drums and banners. ? The Royal B.C.
Museum is marking the occasion with a special exhibition of Canadian Scottish heritage items – including four Victoria Cross medals awarded to members – running until Dec.
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Welcome! I think Fridays are my favorite days to blog — I love discovering new books and great first lines have always thrilled me. I think my favorite one when I was younger was the opening to “The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe” by C.S.
Lewis: ” Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids .” While it isn’t a particularly attention-grabbing hook, the use of “Once” (reminiscent of “Once Upon a Time…” stories) and the historical aspect of it (World War II/Fantasy) always intrigued me. There are other books whose first lines aren’t a plunge into action right off, and while they’re rather overlooked at the moment (new writing advice says to ‘plunge right in’ to the action and never let your reader take a breath), I enjoy the time an author takes to paint the scene.
It allows the story to feel more real, sometimes. So today we’ll be looking at an opening that isn’t as attention-grabbing as, for instance, the Maximum Ride series opener, but it slowly pulls you in until…it’s too late. (shiver) Standing on the edge of a crowded road, I looked down onto the rolling fields and abandoned farms of the Tula Valley and got my first glimpse of the Shadow Fold. My regiment was two weeks’ march from the military encampment at Poliznaya and the autumn sun was warm overhead, but I shivered in my coat as I eyed the haze that lay like a dirty smudge on the horizon.
A heavy shoulder slammed into me from behind. I stumbled and nearly pitched face-first into the muddy road. “Hey!” shouted the shoulder. “Watch yourself!” “Why don’t you watch your fat feet?” I snapped, and took some satisfaction from the surprise that came over his broad face. People, particularly big men carrying big rifles, don’t expect lip from a scrawny thing like me.
They always look a bit dazed when they get it. –From Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo This story starts right before something big happens. It takes a short amount of time to develop a sense of the world and introduce you to the main character without you having to scramble and acquaint yourself mid-flight (or mid-run or whatever). Reasons to keep reading: 1.
Abandoned farms? “Shadow Fold”? Tell me more!
2. Our MC is in the military — why are they moving, what are they fighting?
Where does our MC fit in?
3. I love a character with sass/lip. It makes for great dialogue 4.
This character appears to do the unexpected. I am interested.
5. Honestly, the title and cover alone made me want to read the book.
So there’s that.
This one was on my To-Read list that I wrote up a few weeks back and I was so excited when I saw our library had it!
I’ll be posting a review on Monday, so stay tuned…