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Heartstone
Heartstone
Author: C.J. Sansom
This is the new Shardlake mystery from the No 1 bestselling author of "REVELATION". Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. Th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307356185
ISBN-10: 0307356183
Publication Date: 5/4/2010
Pages: 448
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Publisher: Random House Canada
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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hardtack avatar reviewed Heartstone on + 1918 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have read all the previous Shardlake mysteries and enjoyed them. For whatever reason, this one was much longer than the others or, at least, it seemed like it. As such, it dragged a bit. It appears that Sansom tried to stuff too much into this novel and as a result the storyline suffered.

Still, when the next Shardlake mystery appears, I'll read that one too.
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DieHard avatar reviewed Heartstone on
I always love spending time with Matthew Shardlake and Jack Barak. As far as character series go, the Shardlake novels are in my top 3 of historical fiction series. Sansom has created a unique character set in Tudor England, a hunchbacked lawyer with a heart of gold that seems to find himself intwined in mysteries and danger in pursuit of justice for the powerless. Heartstone, published in 2010 is the latest in the series, so Mr. Sansom, we are waiting anxiously for the next installment. Hop to it!
Nedheadz avatar reviewed Heartstone on + 128 more book reviews
Slow start,but it was an exciting ride to the finish!

Lots of flashbacks to the previous stories this one builds off of the prior story events to build excitement and drama, but it was these same flashbacks that may have overburdened the storyline initially.

If nothing else, Matthew Shardlake certainly led an adventuresome life during the medieval period...yes I know it's fiction ;P Nonetheless it was a fast paced fun story once you got to it, with a couple of twists that made it worthwhile!


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