Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Book Review -------- Medieval Challenge

This is my first book in the Medieval Challenge.
'Mistress of the Art of Death', by Ariana Franklin.

I found it a little hard to get into at first but after the first 50+ pages I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
Set in Cambridge in 1170 it follows Adelia Aguilar , a doctor, in her quest to find the murderer of children. These children were killed in a hideous manner and in searching for their murderer she uncovers a cavern of evil.
The killings are portrayed in a graphic way, and the people of Cambridge stunned by the brutality.
A great read. Ariana Franklin is a new author to me but not for long as I am on the lookout for her subsequent novels.


Lezlie said...

I thought this was a wonderful book! I was surprised at how graphic parts of it were, but it didn't bother me. My favorite character, besides Adelia, of course, is Gyltha. (I'm not sure I'm spelling her name right, since I listened to the audiobook.)


Miss 376 said...

Must just day, I love the new photo in your head. One good looking cat