‘Compulsively gripping Tudor murder mysteries As a plot with a clutch of steel pulls you through dramatic twists and turns and vivid, knowledgeable, widely. Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery [C. J. Sansom] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery. Revelation is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom’s fifth novel, and the fourth in the Matthew Shardlake Series. Set in .
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Shardlake in his agnosticism; the introspection of the black monk, Guy; and the stormy relationship of Barak and Tamasin. Horrendous killings, tracking m possible suspects across London, being stalked and slashed by unknown assailants does not deter Master Shardlake, as he pieces together all the clues and relentlessly tracks down the murderer.
If you like period mysteries, this is a good one. But shaken as he sznsom is from the events of the first three novels, losing his belief in God, Matthew is shaken to the core by the madness he has to encounter in this story. If it fails, they could all lose their heads.
Shouldn’t these books be read in order if they are a serial? Cranmer wants the murderer found quickly and without alerting the king, as he fears the killings are a way to influence Henry to return to the old ways. Feb 07, Rebelation rated it liked it.
But his quiet working life is shattered when his old friend Roger Elliard, a fellow lawyer, is found with his throat cut in Lincoln’s Inn fountain. Koji je ljudski grijeh bez oprosta? In this installment, it is the year and Matthew Shardlake, the hunchback lawyer, has been promoted to Serjeant in the Court of Requests by Archbishop Cranmer.
But as with the other novels of this superb series, Matthew is also involved in a more human mystery–in this novel that of a young boy who inexplicably begins to rant and rave about salvation and has been locked away in bedlam for his own protection it’s dangerous to speak about religion at all because what is allowed changes as often as Henry changes his wives.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I would have shaved it back a degree revelaation it got in the way of the semi thrilling hunt for a killer or killers. Revelatioj have given this book some regelation to swirl around in my mind since I finished it, and I’m still not sure that I can do it justice.
The tevelation installment in this excellent series and it is easily worth five stars. Another great instalment in one of my favourite series.
They are most reliable in that respect. As with Dissolution, the other book from this series sanosm I’ve read, the history in this story is much stronger than the mystery.
View all 4 comments. You second guess everyone you come into contact with and sasom murders are cleverly thought up and described. Which is great sometimes because jet lag has really screwed me over this week and left me exhausted and yet unable to sleep at suitable hours.
The book concentrates more upon the effect these killings have on Matthew and Jack, Guy Matthew’s doctor friend and the others who are caught up in the events.
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I have always found this a fascinating period of history and C. Sansom has been consulted on the series, which is in the final stages of negotiation.
I may leave it a short while until I start the fifth book as I have a few big books lined up next. Shardlake has been dubbed ‘the Tudor Morse’; like Morse, he is solitary, cerebral, occasionally flawed and driven by a belief in an ideal of justice that stands above the petty rivalries of his profession. The rest of the murders seem like ways to work grisly details into the story as we get the body count up to the proper number. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I felt the reverberations, and to me that means he lifts this into a novel revelafion might find of relevance whenever you live. Moreover, now Barak acquired a partner in the feisty Tamasin. Sovereign felt like Sansom maturing into complete control of his territory: What Shardlake begins to uncover is more horrifying than anything he and his hot-blooded young assistant Jack Barak have yet had to face.
The “serial killer in Tudor England” approach was interesting, but ultimately didn’t interest me. Some parts are a bit ‘corny’, Shardlake’s love struggles and the troubles in the relationship between Barak and Tamasin, but that’s ok for me, the rest makes up for it.
Revelation (Matthew Shardlake, #4) by C.J. Sansom
Shardlake pledges to Dorothy that he will find Roger’s killer and bring him to justice. If I had one minor complaint about this book it was that the author attributes many protestant beliefs to Martin Luther than he did not hold. Some parts are a bit ‘corny’, Shardlake’s love struggles and the troubles in the relationship bet Like the other Shardlake books, this one started slow for me.
This book is filled with twists and turns, it couldn’t put it down. This one and book two are both set in London and are my favourites of the four I have read so far.
Topics Fiction The Observer. His success, for this reader at least, is impressively convincing. In his fourth outing, hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake is up against a gruesome serial killer intent on bringing forth the prophecies of Revelation through a series of Biblical-inspired killings. The irony is delightful.