8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Clever and atmospheric,
This review is from: Dark Fire (The Shardlake Series) (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this novel. It is a much better read than "Dissolution" (which I rate as a 3* book). The evocation of Henrician London is rather well done, as is the sense of corruption and double dealing amongst the various factions of the Reformation establishment. Even the religious debates are handled with a reasonably light touch.
Not as cerebral as Umberto Eco and much more of a whodunnit, it does have some of the qualities of the "Name of the Rose" to my mind. Overall, a clever book as well as a page turner.