Revenger: A Novel of Tudor Intrigue
Publish date: June 21st 2011
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
I fell asleep reading this last night. I woke up this morning determined to finish before the Vikings play. SKOL! I have seen so many different books toted as comparable to C.J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake books. More often than not, I find myself disappointed. Truth be told, I have not yet found ...
It seems that historical fiction set in Tudor times is the flavour of the month in the publishing world at present, though CJ Sansom's sales figures probably account for much of that - this series of books is set slightly later, in the waning days of Elizabeth's reign. Our protagonist is John Shakes...
I kept reading this because I loved the historical background and the use of Will Shakespeare as the protagonists brother! Otherwise characters and their motivation stereotyped and unbelievable.