Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Hour of the Fox by Cassandra Clark

This is a historical novel set in 1399.  They've found a young novice with her throat cut in the local river.  Brother Rodric Chandler is determined to find her killer...

Severn House and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be publishe June 2nd.

As he tries to figure out how she left the priory and who killed her, there are bigger events going on.

Those who want power will kill anybody who stands in their way.  When the King goes away to take care of troubles further away, there's a scramble to see who can take his place and become the new King.  They capture the old King.  No one can say anything about the new one without losing their head.

This covers a very bloody period in history with allegiances moving back and forth. You learn a lot about the politics of the day and how the people got the promotions they did.

If nothing else, I'm real glad I didn't live then.  It was very dangerous!

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