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the bar has slipped.. :(
on 30 June 2011
I have loved the first 2 books in this series, a real contender for the historical fiction crown that Sansom wears. Martyr & Revenger are simply fantastic reads, but sadly Price really doesn't come up to scratch.
For me, it seems almost as if a different person wrote the books, the characters are different including John Shakespeare the main character, it is impossible to relate him to the previous books, the author seems to be writing about someone completely different. there is a complete lack of fluidity from the rest of the series.
Also, and this could well just be me; but in general conversation, how many times do you say the name of the person you are talking to? I am guessing never. But in this book it is never other sentence. It just seems lazy page filling and I was really disappointed and I found it infuriating.
The story is ok, but predictable.
very disappointed, fingers crossed the next one will be back on track.