- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1106 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Publisher: Agammemnon Independent Publishing (10 Oct. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FSOTXD8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 74 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #159,320 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Thomas Blackdown is an ex-soldier banished from his home 23 years before aged 13. Receiving a letter
from his brother asking for help , posted 2 years ago, Thomas reluctantly returns home to the family estate
There he discovers his father is disgraced and his brother was brutally murdered and mutilated, presumably
shortly after sending the letter to Thomas. The locals believe the mythical Blackdown Beast was responsible
for killing his brother and livestock and are full of suspicious fear about a local wood.
Thomas scoffs at this fear and vows to avenge his brother's death. This leads him into danger and conflict
with a group of rich and powerful men. He doesn't know who to trust for help.
The book was well written (although there were typos, it didn't spoil the story) and the tale rattled along
at a good pace. There was a Traveling Show; pistol and fist fights; kidnappings; a grieving fiancee and
cock fights. There was no sex or bad language.
There were 3 or 4 really good twists towards the end of the book, which I hadn't seen coming.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical thriller novels, and I would like to read
more by this author from the same period.
That said, this was a thrilling book. The main character of Thomas Blackdown is superbly drawn. He doesn't think of himself as a hero, but he will willingly throw himself into dangerous situations and behave heroically without a second thought.
Lured back to his home, he arrives to find his brother is dead, the big house going to rack and ruin, and his father as truculent and unforgiving as ever. Determined to find out who killed his brother, Blackdown starts an investigation that uncovers much more than he ever expected. His discoveries lead him into deep water, threats on his life, and the destruction of all he holds dear. He is not easily deterred however, hence the thrilling action that packs this book.
There are surprises round every corner and hardly anyone is who he seems. This book will keep you guessing, and enthralled.
I look forward to the next episode; not too long to wait I hope.
Thomas Blackdown returns to his family home to find his brother dead his father bankrupt after being dubbed a traitor. Who or what murdered his brother and why was his father called a traitor?
Thomas's quest tangles with travelling entertainers and rich and politically men.
There are many twists and turns through out this mystery that kept me guessing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it! An interesting story with lots of twists and turns, I would happily read lots more about Blackdown.Published 11 months ago by Wendy
A good period thriller,with plenty of twists and turns. Enjoyable book and well worth a read, with an unpredictable ending.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thoroughly good read especially as l have driven through the area on my way to Devon.Any one that has an interest in history and a good book would enjoy it.Published 12 months ago by wendy bryan
A good read one of those you can't put down. Some of it the scenes are a bit confusing but you get the general gist of what's happening, some good twists to the plot well worth... Read morePublished 15 months ago by sue
My genre of novel. Good plot, plenty of sub plots. Certainly a page turner. Cant wait to read the next in the series.Published 17 months ago by Clive W