The Dark Monk

The Dark Monk

Book - 2012
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A follow-up to the internationally best-selling The Hangman's Daughter traces the 1648 investigation by hangman Jakob Kuisl, his headstrong daughter and the town physician into the poisoning murder of a priest whose demise is precariously linked to the Crusades and the Knights Templar treasure.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2012
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780547807683
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pot
Description: xviii, 463 pages : map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Chadeayne, Lee


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Aug 19, 2018

An enjoyable second installment in The Hangman's Daughter series. You don't need to have read the first book in the series to read this one, although there are some references to it.

The book is well-written and I wasn't expecting some of the plot twists. I also really liked getting to know the main characters more, and was happy to see some of the supporting characters reappear. I plan on continuing through this series.

Nov 06, 2015

A very interesting approach. The author is using his ancestors in the area where they lived and creating a story around them. Plus I enjoy period pieces where I can learn about another age.

Nov 22, 2012

I like this book a lot. The author keeps you interested almost all the way through (though the beginning is a bit slow).

Great story, many predictable twists, a few not so predictable. Keeps one on their toes.

Love the character development.

As a "gamer" (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition) I find myself comparing "fantasy" stories to game adventure settings and how well the characters in the story would translate to such a setting.

The more or the better they would move over, the better the character development in my opinion.

In this situation, I would say that I could easily transfer these main characters from the story to a game adventure setting. Very good character development indeed.

Nov 02, 2012

Not as good as the prequel, The Hangman's Daughter, but still a good read. It is very much like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But if you like murder mysteries and light historical fiction, you'll probably enjoy this book.


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