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Sovereign - Christopher Sansom

It is autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the N...

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“Heirs and Bastards”

published 07/11/2007

ProHistorically accurate mystery thriller.

ConsNone for me, but there may be too much historic de...

*** The Author *** There have so far been 3 books by C J Sansom in this series about a Tudor lawyer. They are called Dissolution, Dark Fire and now Sovereign is the third published. A fourth book Revelation is due to be published in April 2008. The author has a PhD in history, as well as being a...

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Excellent

ProSuch a brilliant read, I could not put this book d...

ConsIt had to end, I could have kept on reading for da...

This is the third book in a series named the 'Matthew Shardlake Mysteries' by C. J. Sansom. There are 4 books in this popular series which is set in Tudor England and follows lawyer Shardlake, who is often tormented as he is a hunchback. C. J. Sansom has a PhD in history and is also a qualified...

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Super

ProExcellent historical depictions, good story

ConsThe ending can be guessed quite early on

This is the third of the Shardlake novels, being set in 1541, a year after the fall of Thomas Cromwell, which is the backdrop for the second novel, Dark Fire. The first novel was set in 1536-7 at the height of the drive to dissolve the monasteries. Each of the novels very much stands alone and it...

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“Quite Simply a Must Read”

published 04/04/2009

ProTense action and edge of seat thrills

ConsA little dark in places

Sovereign in short is an utterly fantastic, totally thrilling and consistenly compelling novel. From the moment I picked it up I simply couldn't put it down and I ended up devouring it from cover to cover in a weekend. It is the third novel in a series of book written by C.J Sansom that tell the...

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Excellent

ProGreat storytelling, easy to read, good strong char...

ConsNone that I can see

Now i always get concerned when the front of a book says "you'll not be able to put it down" as it doesn't always represent how good the book actually is. In this case though i have to say this is one of the best books i have read in quite a while. I came to these stories completely fresh, i...

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Excellent

“Shardlake's Third Case”

published 11/06/2014

ProGreat pace, character development firmly on the ri...

ConsFor me, none

Anyone who reads my reviews regularly will probably have observed that I have recently become a fan of C. J. Sansom's Shardlake novels. This is the third in the series, and as soon as my mother had finished reading it (she's also hooked), I snapped up my chance to do so. It's also the best of the...

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Excellent

ProHistorical, crime thiller. Sansom is in a league ...

ConsNone

Sovereign by C J Sansom Sovereign is the third book in the series about hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake by C J Sansom. All the books in the series are set in the 16th Century at the time of Henry VIII each book is a stand-alone story whilst following on from the previous books and bring the...

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It is autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there.

Product Details

Type: Fiction

Genre: Crime

Title: Sovereign, Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake 3)

Author: Christopher Sansom, C J Sansom, C.J. Sansom

ISBN: 0330436082, 0330436082; 1405050489

EAN: 9780330436083, 9783304360827

Publisher: Pan Books

All Authors: C.J. Sansom

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