Sovereign

Sovereign

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The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion

C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise with each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake series, Dissolution , was selected by P. D. James in The Wall Street Journal as one of her top five all-time favorite books. Now in Sovereign , Shardlake faces the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London.

Shardlake and his loyal assistant, Jack Barak, find themselves embroiled in royal intrigue when a plot against King Henry VIII is uncovered in York and a dangerous conspirator they've been charged with transporting to London is connected to the death of a local glazer.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008, c2006.
ISBN: 9780143113171
0143113178
Branch Call Number: F SAN
Characteristics: 583 p. : maps ; 20 cm.

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sjmitra Aug 30, 2011

The third in the Shardlake series and this time the plot deftly works in Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, Jane Rochford, Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham. The plot is intriguing, the climax is unexpected and the antagonist is a shock. The author develops Shardlake even more in this book. Shardlake is clever and not pretentious, moral and not sanctimonious, and very, very human. The reader not only admires and respects him, but starts to love him. Can't wait for the next!

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gwinegarden
Sep 22, 2010

Samsom does it again. Totally engrossing tale set during the reign of Henry VIII. Hard to put down.

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jbeckber
Jun 10, 2009

Fantastic book! Ordered it in ethusiastic search of more books around Henry VIII historical period. This was an unexpected delight. Like the characters, the intertwined storylines and the images that link in my head to stories by Philippa Gregory and the TV series the Tudors.

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