a pretty good mystery. I like "period pieces" because I find it interesting to read about other times. The violence between religions is always so tragic and a sorriful comment on humanity because of those differences. We're still seeing that intolerance today.
I liked it enough that I will end up reading the next one sometime.
I found that there were just too many unlikeable characters and too many fanatics for me to enjoy it more.
A really fun read! Historical Fiction with a mystery twist! I loved it!
An interesting historical thriller. Giordano Bruno, an ex-italian monk, works undercover for Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I. Bruno is sent to Oxford to seek out an underground Catholic network. Murders begin to happen, all tied into those following the Catholic religion, outlawed in England at the time. Interesting to see how religion and politics were so tied up together.
I’ve read so much about Elizabethan England that yet another squabble between the Protestants and the Catholics just didn’t appeal. It’s a pity, because this is a very well-done, well researched book. If I’d come across this series at an earlier time in my life I probably would have devoured it. I read the blurb for the next in the series and had absolutely zero interest in it. Moving on.
One of the best books, I have read many years - a page turner.
Finally, a book that I can say that I was genuinely intrigued by! I started this book believing it to be about the war between science and faith, but it turns out that it is faith versus faith. Still, the question of whodunit brings Bruno (and the reader) on a thrilling chase to an unexpected conclusion (at least for me). It brings about the question, what is right and wrong? Who can answer that with certainty? Is the truth sometimes better left unsaid?
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