Speaks the Nightbird: A Novel
Came the time when the two travellers knew night would catch them, and shelter must be found.God and Satan are at war in the colonial Carolina town of Fount Royal, and even the citizens suspect that a witch is behind the tragedies that have plagued the town. The chief suspect is the beautiful and... show more
Came the time when the two travellers knew night would catch them, and shelter must be found.God and Satan are at war in the colonial Carolina town of Fount Royal, and even the citizens suspect that a witch is behind the tragedies that have plagued the town. The chief suspect is the beautiful and haunted widow Rachel. Traveling judge Isaac Woodward and his bright young clerk Matthew Corbett arrive to conduct a trial—and uncover the true evil at work in Fount Royal.
Publish date: October 8th 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 812
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Matthew Corbett (#1)
Solid, enjoyable whodunit, much in the style of an Edwardian mystery with keen-witted Matthew Corbett, judicial clerk, as its Sherlock. Set in the late 17th-century Carolina colony, Matthew and his master, Magistrate Woodward, have been summoned to the small village of Fount Royal in order to try Ra...
this book is in desperate need of editing. it is way too long. the first quarter of the book or so does not pertain to the plot of the book. It establishes the element of illness for a character, which could have been done in another way, in much less time.
Robert McCammon has some serious skills. The dude can flat out write a fantastic story. Vivid characters, solid plotting and elegant (and at times vulgar) prose make this one shine. I did not read a single word about this one before I started and even went as far as to avoid the synopsis. (OK, I di...
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A rolicking good read. As usual the characters are what stand out in a McCammon novel, be it supernatural or otherwise. We've got witches, warlocks, imps, pirates, murderers, and savages but nary a whiff of the supernatural here. McCammon gives us a well plotted and suspenseful mystery on top of ...