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  • In my opinion, this is one of the authors main strengths, the book is rich in historical detail, so detailed that you can nearly smell the odors of Medieval Scotland and feel the cold seeping into your bones

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      This is the second book about the medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett, who works for the Chancellor of England. He is sent to Scotland in the spring of 1286 because the Chancellor wants him to find out what he can about the death of

      the Scottish King Alexander III.

      Corbett is met with suspicion in Scotland, highly realistic for Scotland for that period, as the English King was constantly trying to control the country.

      In my opinion, this is one of the authors main strengths, the book is rich in historical detail, so detailed that you can nearly smell the odors of Medieval Scotland and feel the cold seeping into your bones.

      I don’t know how realistic the historical characters are, after all, it is difficult to know exactly what ...


      • The Crown in Darkness - Paul Doherty
      they were like but they all seem realistic.

      There are corrupt bureaucrats, pious priests and assassins at every corner.

      The landscape descriptions of the cold and wet Scotland are very good in my opinion.

      The plot in itself is exciting, but Corbett’s speculations

      get a bit too long and complicated at times, so the pace of the book could have been better.

      Some of the historical details can also be a bit too long or superfluous.

      The ending is good though, a bit unusual so I won’t tell more about it.




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