#bookreview Tomorrow by Damien Dibben published by Michael Joseph

A wise old dog travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe and through the centuries in search of the master who granted him immortality.


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A winter’s night, Venice, 1815.
A 217-year-old-dog is searching for his lost master.
So begins the journey of Tomorrow, a dog who must travel through the gilded courts of kings and the brutal battlefields of Europe in search of the man who granted him immortality. But Tomorrow’s journey is also a race against time. Danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Before his pursuer can reach him, he must find his master – or lose him forever.

 

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My reading experience:

There is no other story like that of Tomorrow. It is spellbindingly unique in it’s century-spanning tale; that of a 217 year old dog and his lost master. It exposes the inextricable bond between two hearts woven through the historical drama and events such as the London Frost Fair of the 17th century, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to 19th century Venice.

Tomorrow journeys through Europe crossing borders not only literally but metaphorically; befriending animals and humans, falling in love and delighting in music. Tomorrow is overwhelmed and confused by the human capacity or war but also for love. As a reader I was completely enchanted by this story, with rich description and magical imagery.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for my free ARC.

 

 

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