600 pages of utter boredomPaper thin murder plot buried under a forest stripping pulp of irrelevant historical researchAs Shardlake himself might have said I ve a hunch my time s up I have been following Shardlake through ach and very novel written so far The writer is good at recreating the atmosphere of the age The pursuit of a case is thorough and it keeps the reader goingThis is not the case with the last novel Tombland Shardlake and his friends get caught up in a rebellion Mouse Heath
the novel drags on on for than one hundred pages focusing on the just cause of the rebellionNeedless to say that the murder case investigated gets put on the back burner and the reader is given a history lesson in social justiceHow likely is it historically speaking that a high ranking lawyer who is mployed by the future ueen Elizabeth 1 would love a peasant rebellion to the point where he would live in a camp for than six weeks and wholeheartedly behave and adopt 20th century socialist views of social justiceAlso this is marketed as crime fiction If I wanted a history of social justice in that age I would pick up a different bookI am really disappointed The wait for the next book in the Shardlake series has been well worth it This is a real 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 country is bankrupt the regent 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 religious divides are causing uncertainty and deep fear atAnd The Novel Drags On
every level Currency has been debased there s growing civil unrest as common land is nclosed by the nobilitylevel Currency has been debased there s growing civil unrest as common land is nclosed by the nobility people struggle to surviveShardlake Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes encounters his oldnemy Richard Rich who is Second Son (Jack Reacher, ever hopeful that he can find anxcuse to send him to the Tower again Shardlake is sent to Norfolk whe. During the political upheaval of Tudor ra 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 lev. In the court of Henry VIII and is now living through the reigns of Henk s children CJ Sansom continues to find little known The Thermals of August episodes in Tudor history to both delight andnlighten readers and Shardlake
continues to be a sympathetic voice in an ra of almost unremitting horrors I m a fan the Shardlake seriesto be a sympathetic voice in an ra of almost unremitting horrors I m fan of the Shardlake series this one was a slog As other reviewers have noted the section the very large section of the book that takes place in the camp is xcruciatingly dull and seems to go on forever There is also a tiresome abundance of psychopa First there seems to be some confusion about the release dates of 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 deals with an uprising against Edward s guardian the Lord Protector Somerset The rebellion is led by two brothers from Norfolk called Kett and the story centres on the city of Norwich which at that time was England s second biggestAs with
all of Sansom s Tudor novels it stars the hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his sidekick Jackof Sansom s Tudor novels it stars the hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his sidekick Jack They re sent by Edward s older step sister the Lady Elizabeth later ueen Elizabeth I to investigate a gruesome murder near Norwich when Kett s Rebelion ruptsIn short of all the Shardlake novels I think this is Sansom s finest creation I studied Tudor history at a school founded and named after Edward VI just across the road from where Sansom himself studied at Birmingham University but had no inkling of the Lost Horizon extent of the rebellions of 1549 We were founded in 1552But important Shardlake as a character continues to develop and the plotting is trulyxcellent It s a great yarn filled with superb historical insights and detail Highly recommended And with a very intelligent learned yet True Prosperity easily readable coda reviewing the historical sources with Sansom s own well informed comments Oh did I say Highly recommende. Er daughter the lady Elizabeth The gruesome murder of one of Elizabeth's distant relations rud to be politically murdered draws Shardlake and his companion Nicholas to the lady's summerstate where a second murder is committedAs the kingdom xplodes into rebellion Nicholas is imprisoned for his loyalty and Shardlake must decide where his loyalties lie with his kingdom or with his lady. ,
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Re the death of John Boleyn s wife may bring discredit to the Boleyn s and Lady Elizabeth Once in Norwich he meets up with his old friend and assistant John Barak and one intrigue after another is uncovered then the body count starts to riseThe plotting is complex but utterly believable It s good to meet up with characters from previous novels they re all so convincing But what s really amazing is the historical context in which these books are set This time it s a peasant revolt known as Kett s Rebellion I knew nothing about this pisode but with his usual understated panache Sansom brings vents vividly to life Loyalties are divided tension builds and I felt like a spectator involved in and watching as vens unfold There s not a wasted word and Search Marketing Strategies even though this is a large book it s never paddedTombland works well as a standalone Recurring characters are introduced with some background for those unfamiliar with theirarly stories The book works well at so many levels It s a twisted and compelling murder mystery I find Shardkake an No Capital Required endearing and intelligent protagonist Even when his moral compass is challenged he remains balanced and persuasive in his views Over the series his character has developed along with his personal relationships with others Whether it s a former servant an apothecary nobility or his friend Barakach book takes them all a little further on their personal
journeys As historical fiction Sansom really brings both the period and people to life The political machinations andAs historical fiction Sansom really brings both the period and people to life The political machinations and are complex but again individuals like Somerset the Boleyns the young Elizabeth and her Court feel 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 t recommend this book highly Programming in Swift enough Our protagonist has survived being on the nose. En years old His uncle Edward Seymour Lord Hertford rules as Edward's regent and Protector In the kingdom radical Protestants are driving the old religion intoxtinction while the Protector's prolonged war with Scotland has led to hyperinflation and conomic collapse Rebellion is stirring among the peasantryMatthew Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry's young.