Speaks the Nightbird
Judgment of the Witch The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward,... show more
Judgment of the Witch The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal.... Evil Unveiled After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel -- and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.
Publish date: July 17th 2007
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 816
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 ...
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