Autumn, 1379.The power of the crown is invested in John of Gaunt, and the kingdom is seething with discontent The French are attacking the southern ports and peasants are planning a revolt organised by a mysterious leader who proclaims himself Ira Dei, the Anger of God His plans plunged into chaos by a series of bloody murders, Gaunt turns to Sr John Cranston to catch the assassin and recover a vanished kings ransom in gold Together, Cranston and his ally, Brother Athelstan, face threats and attack from the powerful as well as the seedy underworld of medieval London as they attempt to bring a cunning murderer to justice....
|Title||:||Anger of God: A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery 4|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Severn Select 12 Dezember 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||471 Pages|
|File Size||:||782 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Anger of God: A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery 4 Reviews
die reihe von doherty ist wie ein agatha christie - kann man ohne alpträume und anspruch abends lesen. einzig die ewig wiederkehrenden bilder vom saufenden sidekick des paters sind manchmal zuviel.
While I enjoy this series because it focusses on a different time period, there is clearly no editor involved in the publication of these books. I don't know the backstory of the publications, but I have never read a published book with so many errors. It is often just a guess what the actual word was supposed to be as the word that appears makes absolutely no sense. Last night while finishing this particular book on my Kindle, I began counting and found a error on every other page. Although these books are less expensive than many others, I do not think that is an excuse to not even have had a capable proofreader read through each one.
It was well worth the annoyance of the frequent typos in the Kindle addition while reading Doherty's tale of murder and mystery of Ira Dei's attempt to shift the balance of power in government. Despite far too frequent trips to his favorite tavern and his miraculous wine skin, Coroner Sir John Cranston seems to command greater respect in both the community and with the government during a time of great friction between them. Friar Athelstan again lends the analytical skills that make this such a successful partnership.I enjoy the side mysteries that emerge and are solved along the way while the main mystery unfolds, and I appreciate that the reader gets enough information along to way to take a guess at possible outcomes (rather than many mysteries that withhold critical information until the very end when everything is solved in the final chapter).
I first thought I would pass this book up when the rats opened the story. I'm glad I stuck with it. The friendship between the Monk, excuse me, I mean the Friar (sic) and the coroner was worth it. Will continue to the next adventure and more mystery. I am loving Paul Doherty's historical depiction, as well as his style of great story telling. Doherty and C.S. Samson are true historians and research their material thoroughly for their stories.
Very enjoyable. The story is a absorbing who-done-it,with several minor problems thrown in. It also gives a good picture of medieval London.
I have reviewed several of the Brother Athelstan books and I continue to find the characters likeable and well worth the read. Not deep books, but I enjoy historical fiction and these are some of my favorites.