The Stone That the Builder Refused (Haiti Series #3)
In two previous books, Bell introduced Toussaint and charted the bloody events that gave birth to a nation. The Stone continues this saga. More than one critic compared the historical novel's dramatic battle scenes and impressive historical sweep to War and Peace. Though long, the sheer energy and humanity of the characters (both real and fictional), not to mention the novel's relevance to atrocities today, propel the narrative forward. Appendices, including a chronology of events, Creole glossa...more
At times because the names are foreign to me it was time to remember who was who. And I found some of the battle scenes tedious. But I am glad I read it and overall enjoyed the book.