Dark Fire (The Shardlake Series)

by C. J. Sansom | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0330450786 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingearthcaroleannewing of Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/13/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingearthcaroleannewing from Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 13, 2016
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Journal Entry 2 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 13, 2016
It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment...

The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies have been lost for centuries. Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery. When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother brutally murdered - the formula has disappeared.

Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client's innocence. But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems....

Journal Entry 3 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 13, 2016
Set three years after the events of the first novel, it has the honest barrister once again forced to work for Lord Cromwell - a man who still strikes terror into all, but who is on the verge of losing his power and his head thanks to his attempts to shore up Henry Vlll's dismal marriage to Anne of Cleves. To assist him in this Shardlake not only has the enchanting Arab physician (now apothecary) and former monk, Brother Guy, but a Jewish man, Barak, loyal to Cromwell. Their difficult relationship and reluctant respect for each other form a most entertaining and thoughful part of a race against time to solve two murder cases. The author creates the sense of belonging to another age whilst conveying ruthlessness, evil behaviour, religious tension and more within the context of a gripping story of murder and intrigue.

Journal Entry 4 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (3/21/2016 UTC) at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 5 by TiffanyAching at Fife, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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