The Maid: A Novel of Joan of Arc by Kimberly Cutter
I picked this up on a whim at the train station and I still don’t know how to feel about the book.
Everyone around the world has heard of Joan of Arc and the author of this book was sticking pretty close to what historic fact had placed before her, with only one instances of deviating away from that tract which I found rather annoying.
I didn’t get to know the characters, not really, didn’t get to know who they were as people or what they were thinking about the whole endeavor or even why they might have started to question Joan at times – perhaps not literally but you get what I mean.
Joan herself was an unlike-able character to me, she just didn’t seem to understand that it couldn’t always be her way all the time, even with God using her as his vessel. However there were times when I wondered about her going along with Charles mother-in-laws plans, when normally she would have been stubborn and refused to do such a thing like lying she did it anyway.
It’s an all right read, something light to read but chances are you’ll come away with more questions than answers, although it is up to you whether that is a good thing or a bad thing