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The Sheen on the Silk
The Sheen on the Silk
Author: Anne Perry
New York Times bestselling novelist Anne Perry, the undisputed Queen of Victorian mysteries and the author of an acclaimed series set during World War I, now broadens her canvas with her first major stand-alone book--an epic historical novel set in thirteenth-century Constantinople, where a woman must live a lie in her quest to uncover the truth...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345500656
ISBN-10: 0345500652
Publication Date: 3/30/2010
Pages: 688
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I have read all of Anne Perry's books and found them to be excellent reading material. She has not written a dull or tiresome book. Sheen on the Silk is a little long but it is an exiciting and adventureous book. Constantinople in 1273, a young women is forced to dress like a eunuch and goes to Constantinople to find out what happened to her twin brother and where he was sent after being accused as an accomplice in the murder of a noble. Thus begins the adventure and gives us the feel, sights and smeels of Constantinople in 1273, while Rome plots to invade in another "Crusade" that will destroy the city. Good Read!
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I *love* Anne Perry's books; I think she's the best in the genre. However, I'm sad to report that, for the first time, I didn't finish one of her books, as much as I wanted to like it and was looking forward to it. A woman pretending to be a man, a eunuch no less, in 13th century Constantinople? What's not to like?? But it just never grabbed me like her stories usually do. Perhaps it was the long time frame covered, or perhaps I just don't care about Turkish politics -- but I'm happy to pass my copy along for someone else to try. ;)