Sovereign

Sovereign

Book - 2007
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From one of P.D. James's favorite mystery authors comes the third Shardlake novel, set in autumn 1541 during the reign of Henry VIII. This time Matthew Shardlake is faced with the most terrifying fate of the age: imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2007
ISBN: 9780670038312
0670038318
Branch Call Number: SAN
Characteristics: 582, [1] p

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sjmitra Aug 30, 2011

The third in the Shardlake series and this time the plot deftly works in Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, Jane Rochford, Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham. The plot is intriguing, the climax is unexpected and the antagonist is a shock. The author develops Shardlake even more in this book. Shardlake is clever and not pretentious, moral and not sanctimonious, and very, very human. The reader not only admires and respects him, but starts to love him. Can't wait for the next!

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gwinegarden
Sep 22, 2010

Samsom does it again. Totally engrossing tale set during the reign of Henry VIII. Hard to put down.

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jbeckber
Jun 10, 2009

Fantastic book! Ordered it in ethusiastic search of more books around Henry VIII historical period. This was an unexpected delight. Like the characters, the intertwined storylines and the images that link in my head to stories by Philippa Gregory and the TV series the Tudors.

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