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4.0 out of 5 stars A rose by another name....and a list, 6 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: Dissolution (The Shardlake Series) (Paperback)
I agree with previous reviewers that when you start out on this novel part of you is thinking "is this just a re-hash of The Name of the Rose" - no it isn't, it has many echoes, or should that be Eco's, of that great novel but is an of itself as absorbing, if not quite as high in writing style or rich in semiology.

As a frequent buyer from Amazon I always find it frustrating that coming to a series of novels it isn't always that clear in which order one should read them, yes you can sometimes tell by publication date - but these can often be just as confusing...so here for the new C J SANSOM fans is a list in order of their series to 2012, should you wish to rattle off the series before the next publication...

Dissolution (2003), ISBN 1-4050-0542-4
Dark Fire (2004), ISBN 1-4050-0544-0
Sovereign (2006), ISBN 1-4050-5048-9
Revelation (2008) ISBN 1-4050-9272-2
Heartstone (2010) ISBN 0307356183
Lamentation (2014) ISBN-10: 0230744192

Hope that helps some of you...and it maybe something Amazon could consider doing on the author page?
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Posted on 12 Jan 2011 21:59:10 GMT
R. J. Graves says:
Thanks for the order - your right Amazon should do this.

Posted on 17 Jan 2011 16:49:40 GMT
Hackney says:
Yes, absolutely! Well done for sorting out the Shardlake chronology. Amazon take note.

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 12:21:34 GMT
Exactly the information I was looking for. The author had been recommended but I didnt know which book came first.

Posted on 9 Feb 2011 20:24:09 GMT
Chalan says:
Ditto to all the comments already posted. Amazon should take note!

Posted on 12 Feb 2011 13:51:05 GMT
Excellent! Thanks so much for the book order. The Shardlake books had been recommended to be and I was going backwards and forwards trying to work out the order - so THANK YOU! Amazon please note that this would be really really useful!

Posted on 27 Mar 2011 22:23:48 BDT
Thank you for chronological order of novels,I was not sure which one was the first book to read.A very useful list.

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 12:26:39 BDT
booksy says:
I'll say what other people have said, but that was really helpful of you to do that. I was wondering where this series started, so thanks.

Posted on 13 May 2011 12:28:24 BDT
Thanks for the list - I was just trying to work out the order when I came across your review - brilliant - thank you!

Posted on 13 May 2011 21:41:44 BDT
Very good idea the list......cannot understand why amazon does not put it in the author page...thank you!

Posted on 21 Aug 2011 11:37:18 BDT
I agree with this reviewer. I started reading Sansom by accident with his latest book, Heartstone, and loved it. I have been trying to find out which is the first book to read. Thanks to the above I now know in which order to read the rest.

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