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If only all Historical Fiction was this good!,
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This review is from: The Sky's Dark Labyrinth (Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy) (Hardcover)
This is an historical novel, in which Stuart Clark does a superb job of bringing to life the characters (primarily Kepler and Galileo) and their work, set against the turbulence of the religious conflicts that ravaged parts of Europe in the early 17th Century. It is this historical background that enables the reader to develop a deep understanding of the people involved and the resistance to their ideas.
Clark has the combined gifts of being a very good story-teller and having a thorough understanding of the astrophysical relevance of the work (and follies) of the protagonists of this tale, and uses both to good effect. If you ever imagined that a novel about the history of science would be dull, think again: this book has the compulsion of a good adventure novel; it would make an excellent film.