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Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, Bk 3)
Sovereign - Matthew Shardlake, Bk 3
Author: C. J. Sansom
Autumn 1541. A plot against the throne has been uncovered, and Henry VIII has set off on a spectacular progress from London to York, along with a thousand soldiers, the cream of the nobility, and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, to quell his rebellious northern subjects. Awaiting his arrival are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his loyal assistant,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670038312
ISBN-10: 0670038318
Publication Date: 3/22/2007
Pages: 592
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Nedheadz avatar reviewed Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, Bk 3) on + 128 more book reviews
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A well written who dunnit with multiple layers. Though I thought I knew who did it and why it kept me engaged to the end at which I was surprised. Matthew Shardlake's investigation of self and the events in which he's surrounded are relevant to our own period of history and the political turmoil we must all endure.
DieHard avatar reviewed Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, Bk 3) on
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Matthew Shardlake returns in the third historical mystery by C.J. Sansom. Shardlake is sent from London to York ahead of King Henry VIII's Progress with a commission to prepare the peoples petitions to the King and to care for the welfare of a prisoner to be brought back to the Tower of London. When a dying man whispers a deadly secret concerning the monarchy, Shardlake is thrown into a maelstrom of conspiracy, deceit, and death. Sansom, like few other authors, is able to immerse the reader into the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of 16th century Tudor England and he gets better and better with each book. I was hooked to the last page. Don't start this if you have important things to do because it is hard to put down.
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bkydbirder avatar reviewed Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, Bk 3) on
Excellent, excellent HF mystery - probably the best I've read so far. All of the books in Sansom's series are addictive. His descriptions of life in England at that time are so accurate and realistic as are his characters.


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