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The Bronze and the Brimstone (The Verona Trilogy #2)

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What could go wrong in the 14th-century
for three time-traveling teens?
How about – EVERYTHING!

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the te
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Dee Bibb
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so good I finished it in one day....I just couldn't put it down! Awesome! Can't wait for the the next book!!!

I would like to point out at this time....I don't give 5 stars unless the book is life changing in some way....if I give a book 4 stars....it is pretty awesome.

Title: The Bronze and the Brimstone (Verona Trilogy #2)
Author: Lory S. Kaufman
Publisher: The Fiction Studio

The Bronze and the Brimstone is the second book in the series of the Verona Trilogy by Lory S. Kaufman. This bo
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Ron
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Michelle
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will be doing a full review later this week but I have to say, I really liked this book. It kept me interested and I couldn't wait to get a chance to read it each day.

There were some points towards the end that overwhelmed me. Too much calamity at once, but even during that part I couldn't put the book down.

My full review will be posted on Readersrefuge.blogspot.com at a future date that I will update on here.
Karielle at Books à la Mode
The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman
Series: Verona Trilogy (#2)
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Publisher: The Fiction Studio
Page Count: 336
Source: Received from author, via Pump Up Your Book, for review

What could go wrong in the 14th-century for three time-traveling teens? How about – EVERYTHING!

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introdu
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Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
Review originally posted on Brooke Blogs on 06/26/2014.

The Verona Trilogy by Lory S. Kaufman really blew me away. I thought the books sounded interesting, but I had no idea the journey I was about to take in reading them. The Lens and the Looker was so fascinating, right from the very beginning. I love the world that Lory built in the 24th Century. As brief as our stay in that time period was, it was really neat to read about. I really liked the concept of the history camps/hard time history cam
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Amber
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bronze and the Brimstone picks up right where the first book left off. Hansum, Shamira, Lincoln (known to the fourteenth century crowd as Romero, Carmella, and Maruccio), and the della Cappas have just survived a grave ordeal and now everyone is resting and healing before getting back to work. Exhausted from the ordeal, Hansum dreams that he is back home in the twenty-fourth century with his parents and A.I. Charlene, except that Pan the genie is also there as well as Guilietta. He finds thi ...more
Dawn Vanniman
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Verona Trilogy finds our heroes settled into life in 14th century Verona. The boys work making 'discs for the eyes', while Shamira is a kitchen girl.

The historical detail is wonderful - the clothes, everyday living, the deceit and deception!

This book deals mainly with Hansum, or as he is known, Romero. It does feature Lincoln and Shamira, but mostly as asides. I hope we see more of them in detail in book 3.

Hansum (Romero) has come to the attention of the nobles by 'inventi
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Rebecca
I was intrigued by how the first book ended to continue on with this book and I have to say that this wasn't how I had expected it to be. There were quite a few twists and turns in the plot of the book that I really did not see coming.

Once again I was questioning the actions of the three protagonists. I don't understand why Hansum insisted on adding future technologies into the past. It just seemed to lead to more trouble and so I just couldn't understand his motivations for doing it.

I think tha
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Jessica Bierschied
THE BRONZE AND THE BRIMSTONE, by Lory Kaufman is the second installment of the Verona Trilogy and it is pure genius! Action and adventure, hard times and excitement continue to follow three teens from the future who are stuck in 14th century Verona, Italy.

I don't even know where to begin! I was mesmerized by this novel. Start to finish I could not put this down. I really am in love with the plot of these novels. Nowadays you don't see enough time travel! I began to devour the book and by the en
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Sherri
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finally had the chance to read this book, I couldn't find it and settled for e-reader. I was thrilled to have it as I have read the lens and the looker and liked that one. This book, the second in the trilogy, is very hard to put down! Tons of action, fast paced and fun for the reader. You find Hansum walking a fine line as he plays a mental chess game with the royals so he can keep his head, and the relationship with Guiletta. Personally, I'm hoping that relationship has a happy ending and fl ...more
William Bentrim
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman


The trio of pending juvenile find the real past is dramatically different than the sanitized version shown in History Camp.

Mr. Kaufman’s has hit the mark again. This book is very entertaining and captivating while showing the gritty realities of previous centuries. This is possibly a very sneaky way of introducing real history. Having taught history I always was dismayed how difficult it was to get kids excited about it. Mr. Kaufman is providing a
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Jessica
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Verona Trilogy, start where you left off in the first novel. I loved the first book, but I like this one more. The action, adventure and excitement was anything I could asked for in a book, but add hard times and an unknown future for the three teens. I could put it down, I read it in one sitting. I was just as taking with the amount of detail as the first book, but was a little disappointed that most of the story had to do with Hansum and left little to do with Lincoln an ...more
Sandra
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
i won this book from facebook giveaway. unfornutly i did'tn read the 1st one & this book seem to follow it. Hansum, Shamira, and Lincoln are three teens that are from the 24th century and are trapped in the 14th century Verona, Italy. Kaufman weaves the teens through many dangerous trials and tribulations and we watch them all grow and mature into responsible adults.
Sam
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, follows the story of our favorite young fellows through their adventuers in the past. Overall well written and wonderful romp through time. The ending was very good, I must say that.
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2013/03/indie-book-review-bronze-and-brimstone.html

The Bronze and The Brimstone is the second book in the Verona Trilogy. This time around we follow the gang as we see how they are successfully surviving in 14th century Italy. Hansum is seen as a genius inventor and everyone wants to pick his brain for his inventions for war. Shamira and Lincoln are also doing well and thriving. But all the success brings more than they bargain for when t
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Sensitivemuse
I was looking forward to reading this one after finishing the first book. I wanted to know what was going to happen to the three. Although it was good, and the ending made me want to scream, I thought the book could have been a bit better.

The plot was still well done, and although it focuses a lot more on Hansum again, Shamira has now her own storyline (it’s a short one, unfortunately) and Lincoln still has a small role - I wished he was more into this book, he’s fun to read and adds more life
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Victor Gentile
Mar 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lory S. Kaufman in his new book, “The Bronze And The Brimstone” Book Two in The Verona Trilogy series published by The Fiction Studio takes us into the lives of Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln.

From the back cover: What could go wrong in the 14th Century for three time-traveling teens? How about–EVERYTHING!

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introduci
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Heavensent1
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heavensent1 by: ARC
The Bronze and the Brimstone is Book Two in the Verona Trilogy and is a YA Science Fiction Fantasy.

The tale continues where Shamira, Hansum and Lincoln left off in the first book, The Lens and the Looker (read my review here.) still stuck in 14th century Verona without a clue as to how to return home.

Along the way they, with the help of their genie Pan, meet many interesting characters who help guide them to their destiny. During their journey they bring many technological aspects to light, incl
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
For any teens who is an avid fan of both time traveling and history, this is the perfect series for you. The Bronze and The Brimstone is the second book in the series by Lory Kaufman who delighted us with the story of three teens who came from the 24th century and were sent off to a History Camp, which is a realistic location that places people into a world just like the one they would have experienced if they were sent back in time. This time the three teens Hansum, Lincoln, and Shamira have be ...more
Rachel
Jul 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This book is the sequel to The Lens and the Looker: Book #1 of the Verona Series (History Camp: the Verona Trilogy) and opens with the main character, Hansum, in a dream. This is actually rather confusing, as I don't realize he is dreaming until afterwards, and it seems like a poorly-timed ploy to re-introduce the reader to what has occurred so far in the series.
Early in the book, Hansum is separated from his friends, but not before he manages to marry Guillietta in secret. What bugs me about th
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Jules
Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 4 JEWEL review can be found at: One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

I had the good fortune to be on the book tour for The Lens and The Looker which is the first book in this Verona Trilogy. You can read my review HERE. I was hooked and was very fortunate that I didn't have to wait for this second book to arrive as I already had it on hand. I pretty much read them back to back. It was very easy to dive right into the past with these three teens.

The Bronze and The Brimstone picks up right where we left
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Emi
As far as sequels go, The Bronze and the Brimstone was a solid A. After a somewhat misleading dream sequence, the story picks up right where The Lens and the Looker left off. Hansum and the gang are still working in the shop, living the good life (or as good as life can get for three teenagers trapped in the past), making lookers for their reigning lord. But when Hansum is asked to move into the palace, he’s thrown into a world governed by political relationships, religious loyalty, and lies. Wh ...more
Tara Lee
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Normally I don't read books that are in a series one right after the other. Sometimes I find that I get over-saturated with the characters and the story line so I have to take a break and read a couple other books before I come back to the rest of the series. That is NOT the case with the Verona Trilogy. Not in the slightest. The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman is an amazing story. I couldn't get enough of it.

It's suspenseful and thrilling and completely action-packed. The only thin
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M.M. Hudson
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I found myself a bit bogged down in this second book. I think the focus on Hansum was too much as it took up most of the book. I thought it was unfortunate as the other two main characters are just as interesting. Also, since the theme throughout the first book was to work together, this theme was lost in the second.

The ongoing romance between Hansum and Guiletta was rather goofy to me considering that this is supposed to be a young teenager. Hormones out of whack indeed! I seriously could not s
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Michelle
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
What if you could travel back in time and introduce "advanced technology to the 14th Century. How would that change history How would that change you?

In The Bronze and the Brimstone these are the ideas that are explored in the second book in the Verona Trilogy. Airborne and I read all three of these books and what follows is our review of the books from both our point of views.

Me: Overall I liked this book. What do you like best about this book?

Airborne: I liked everything about this book. It h
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Patty
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed the first book in this series, The Lens and the Looker and enjoyed it very much. I don't read much young adult fiction but this trilogy has a tie in to 1347 Verona, Italy, so that immediately piqued my interest.
This second book continues the adventures of the three teenagers, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln who had been sent to a History Camp to teach them about the lessons of the past so that they could use them in their post apocalyptic world. They felt they didn't need to know anything
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Michelle
I really like this series. This book picks up right after the first one left off and it doesn't do too much re-telling. I really liked that. I sometimes get annoyed when series give way too much back story in each of the books. It is a series, people are supposed to read them in order, we don't need to be told again what happened in the last book. The Bronze and the Brimstone did a really good job of just briefly re-introducing the characters and then jumping right back into the story.

I really
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Cheryl Christensen
Having just recently read book one of this series, The Lens and the Looker, I was ready to jump right into this book. Again, Hansum and the other teens had me right there in Verona with them. In the first book we came to Verona, 14th century-style, and jumped into peasant life. We met the lens maker who became their master. Then their only way home was removed when their History Camp Counselor was found dead. Hansum secured their family’s future with the “creation” of the telescope.

Book two begi
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LAWonder10
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The adventures and action continues in this sequel of the Verona Trilogy! Hansum continues to flourish and prosper, always remembering his adopted family - the della Cappa's -, his beloved Guilietta, & his trusted friends - Shamira, Lincoln, and , of course Pan. The Princess Beatrice is a complication. Hansum becomes more confident and less reliant on Pan. Will this self-reliance become his undoing? Will his plan to win the Podesta's acceptance of Guilietta as his betrothed instead of Beatr ...more
Theresa
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from Goodreads/First Reads
I won this book on Goodreads/First Reads

The Bronze and the Brimstone
by: Lory S Kaufman

This is a time travel book that travels back to the 14th century from the 24th century. This is book 2 of the Verona Trilogy.

The 3 teens (Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln) travel in time by help from a genie. These are called History Camps. During their quest there are struggles with each other and themselves. They are trapped in the 14th century when the History Camp Counse
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