Convincing But what s eally amazing is the historical context in which #These Books Are Set # books are set time it s a peasant evolt known as Kett s Rebellion I knew nothing about this episode but with his usual understated panache Sansom brings events vividly to life Loyalties are divided tension builds and I felt like a spectator involved in and watching as evens unfold There s not a wasted word and even though this is a large book it s never paddedTombland works well as a standalone Recurring characters
Are Introduced With Some introduced with some for those unfamiliar with their early stories The book works well at so many levels It s a twisted and compelling murder mystery I find
an endearing intelligent protagonist Even when his moral compass is challenged he emains balanced and persuasive in his views Over the series his character has developed along with his personal Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World relationships with others Whether it s a former servant an apothecary nobility or his friend Barak each book takes them all a little further on their personal journeys As historical fiction Sansomeally brings both the period and people to life The political machinations and duplicity are complex but again individuals like Somerset the Boleyns the young Elizabeth and her Court feel The Infinite Air real and play such a believable part in the story There s genuine atmosphere and context and plenty of tensionWhat a wonderful way to bring history to life There is no one who writes better about the Tudor period and Tombland is possibly the best of the seriesso far Absolutely captivated from start to finish and I can tecommend this book highly enough Our prota. En years old His uncle Edward Seymour Lord Hertford The Spill rules as Edward'segent and Protector In the kingdom Pandoras Planet radical Protestants are driving the oldeligion into extinction while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland has led to hyperinflation and economic collapse Rebellion is stirring among the peasantryMatthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's young. 600 pages of utter boredomPaper thin murder plot buried under a forest strippingshardkake an endearing
Pulp Of Irrelevant Historicalof irrelevant historical Shardlake himself might have said I ve a hunch my time s up I have been following Shardlake through each and every novel written so far The writer is good at Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? recreating the atmosphere of the age The pursuit of a case is thorough and it keeps theeader goingThis is not the case with the The wait for the next book in the Shardlake series has been well worth it This is a eal blockbuster and C J Sansom for my money is a truly superb storyteller It just doesn t get any betterEngland s monarchy is at
"A CROSSROADS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HENRY VIII THE "crossroads following the death of Henry VIII the is bankrupt the egent prince Edward is being manipulated by various nobles all of whom are keen to gain power There s constant plotting and intrigue to discredit individuals including the young Princess Elizabeth The political and eligious divides are causing uncertainty and deep fear at every level Currency has been debased there s growing civil unrest as common land is enclosed by the nobility and people struggle to surviveShardlake encounters his old enemy Richard Rich who is ever hopeful that he can find an excuse to send him to the Tower again Shardlake is sent to Norfolk where the death of John
Boleyn s wife may bring discredit to the Boleyn s and Lady Elizabeth Once in Norwich he meets ups wife may bring discredit to the Boleyn s and Lady Elizabeth Once in Norwich he meets up his old friend and assistant John Barak and one intrigue after another is uncovered then the body count starts to iseThe plotting is complex but utterly believable It s good to meet up with characters from previous novels they e all so. During the political upheaval of Tudor era England the lawyer Matthew Shardlake must decide where his loyalties lie in one of the best ongoing mystery series for fans of Hilary Mantel Christian Science MonitorLONGLISTED FOR THE SIR WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTIONSpring 1549 Two years after the death of Henry VIII England is sliding into chaosThe nominal king Edward VI is elev. Gonist has survived being on the nose in court
Of Henry VIII And Is Now Through The ReignsHenry VIII and is now living through the eigns Henk s children CJ Sansom continues to find little known episodes in Tudor history to both delight and enlighten eaders and Shardlake continues to be a sympathetic voice in an era of almost unremitting horrors I m a fan of the Shardlake series but this one was a slog As other eviewers have noted the section the very large section of the book that takes place in the camp is excruciatingly dull and seems to go on forever There is also a tiresome abundance of psychopaths a pair of murderous twins a deranged homicidal grandfather a coldly murderous schemer a yeoman with a disproportionate and violent grudge plus the usual loathesome selfishness and entitlement from the privileged classes And psychopaths tend to make such dull two dimensional characters one is bore but five or are Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book really hard to takeThat said Ieally liked the author s depiction of how pervasive and cult like the support for the class system was at the time It s been an ongoing theme of the series and was even central here The class system wasn t just some An Eye for an Eye random historical contingency it was an ideology that was activelyeinforced and viciously defended by the elites even by the principled and kindly elites First there seems to be some confusion
About The Release Datesthe Still Side by Side release dates this book I have it on Kindle October 2018 so no worries there Perhaps I ought to have waited for the hardback to join all the other CJ Sansoms on my shelves because this is a keeperSet in 1549 when Henry VIII s young son Edward has inherited his father s throne it deal. Er daughter the lady Elizabeth The gruesome murder of one of Elizabeth's distantelations Oriori No Uta rud to be politically murdered draws Shardlake and his companion Nicholas to the lady's summer estate where a second murder is committedAs the kingdom explodes intoebellion Nicholas is imprisoned for his loyalty and Shardlake must decide where his loyalties lie with his kingdom or with his lady.