[Ebook] ➦ Mistress of the Art of Death By Ariana Franklin – Submitalink.info

[Ebook] ➦ Mistress of the Art of Death By Ariana Franklin – Submitalink.info In Cambridge, Four Children Have Been Murdered Wrongly Accused Of The Crimes, A Small Community Of Jews Threatened By Catholic Mobs Is Given Sanctuary By Henry II To Assist In Proving Their Innocence, He Summons An Expert In The Science Of Deduction And The Art Of Death She Is Adelia, A Prodigy From The Medical School Of Salerno, And An Anomaly In A Medieval World, Who Is Forced To Conceal Her Identity And Her Purpose From England S Grave Superstitions And Condemnation One Man Willing To Work With Her Is Sir Rowley Picot His Personal Stake In The Investigation Makes Him An Invaluable Ally And In Adelia S Eyes, A Suspect As Well From Navigating Cambridge S Perilous River Paths To Penetrating The Dark Shadows Of The Church, Adelia S Investigation Wil Not Only Reveal The Secrets Of The Dead, But In Time, The Far Dangerous Ones Buried By The Living F, is for Franklin 3 StarsOkay, let s get the trash out of the way first, shall we Ms Franklin By which I mean, I would like you to go through your novel and remove EVERYTHING which is not important to the story you are telling cough stupid romantic sub plot cough Now, to be fair, it is VERY romance light and what is there doesn t rear its ugly head until about 3 4 of the way through the novel, which is GOOD but I found it unnecessary and frankly annoying Romance shouldn t blee F, is for Franklin 3 StarsOkay, let s get the trash out of the way first, shall we Ms Franklin By which I mean, I would like you to go through your novel and remove EVERYTHING which is not important to the story you are telling cough stupid romantic sub plot cough Now, to be fair, it is VERY romance light and what is there doesn t rear its ugly head until about 3 4 of the way through the novel, which is GOOD but I found it unnecessary and frankly annoying Romance shouldn t bleed into thrillers or suspense stories unless it is UNAVOIDABLE I hate it, I hate it, I hate it And over, I felt like this novel should have ended when the STORY in it ended Right Am I crazy Most of the last chapter is entirely unnecessary What IS that Onto the actual story It was said in the school s mortuary that Adelia was interest in you only if you were dead.I thoroughly enjoyed Franklin s writing style, I thought her way of showing the essence of a woman struggling within herself to exist in a man s world was exquisite The plot was interesting and compelling if a bit slow in getting itself actually started I quickly became invested in Adelia s struggles both as a woman and a foreigner I bled for the murdered children and ached to figure out who the murderer was so that I could bring him her to justice I longed to free the Jews trapped by bigotry in the towers of the castle And I broke for a woman pursuing a career she would never truly be able to take credit for As I said, I thought the story ended when the killer was brought to justice erm, is this spoilery Probably but only in a minor way but Franklin kept writing, and what came after was just, well, unnecessary for me Overall, yes I DID enjoy this story but it s unlikely I will read the next in the series Logic played no part in it the Jews were feared because they were different and, for the townspeople, that fear and difference endowed supernatural ability. Being a feminist reader of historical fiction is to invite inner turmoil Excessively plucky female characters seem inaccurate Some are constantly winking at the reader, as if to say, after graduating with my degree in women s studies, I opted to spend a few months time traveling so I could offer enlightened commentary on unenlightened times I hope you appreciate my presence in your book But, without those characters, I d be evenannoyed and depressed by the frighteningly woman unfrie Being a feminist reader of historical fiction is to invite inner turmoil Excessively plucky female characters seem inaccurate Some are constantly winking at the reader, as if to say, after graduating with my degree in women s studies, I opted to spend a few months time traveling so I could offer enlightened commentary on unenlightened times I hope you appreciate my presence in your book But, without those characters, I d be evenannoyed and depressed by the frighteningly woman unfriendly times, and probably stop reading historical fiction all together.Such was my struggle with this book The highly independent, spirited female lead doesn t really belong in her backwards setting On one hand, that s the point, to see how far she is ahead of her time On the other hand, she probably would have been burned as a witch if she had actually showed up in medieval England as an autopsy specialist Not to mention the whole notion of independent female is pretty harshly undercut when she and a token handsome young man fall in love he even rescues her from mortal peril Unnecessary romance in mysteries is a literary pet peeve of mine that I needn t explore further here But anyway, as a mystery, this book is both typical and satisfying You meet a bunch of suspects, investigate the crime scene, endure some twists and turns, and then find out whodunit in an action packed climax In the book s favor, the bloody murderer is a believable surprise, which is the best resolution to a mystery In summary, I d recommend this book for a plane ride where you can focus on the plot and not get bogged down in the greater implications of feminism vs history vs fiction I m always looking for excellent historic fiction There s so much around and not all books are best quality.Likereaders here, as I understand it, I had trouble getting into this one, not an easy read, but once I got past that barrier, it was good and getting better and better An intelligent medieval murder mystery, solid historical background, Plantagenet period Henry II , interesting Not really an easy read for me, so I had to stay focussed, which is okay, because it was good Wi I m always looking for excellent historic fiction There s so much around and not all books are best quality.Likereaders here, as I understand it, I had trouble getting into this one, not an easy read, but once I got past that barrier, it was good and getting better and better An intelligent medieval murder mystery, solid historical background, Plantagenet period Henry II , interesting Not really an easy read for me, so I had to stay focussed, which is okay, because it was good Will certainly find the sequels to this series of Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death.Recommended for those who like historial fiction Solid 4 stars 1171 Adelia Aguilar is a rare thing in medieval Europe, a woman who has trained as a doctor Her speciality is the study of corpses, a skill that must be concealed if she is to avoid accusations of witchcraft But in Cambridge a child has been murdered, others are disappearing, and King Henry II has called upon a renowned Italian investigator to find the killer fast What the king gets is Adelia, his very own Mistress of the Art of Death You know what I have really missed in my life A Librarian Not a librarian, small l, but a Librarian that mystical, magical woman who watches what you read, and what you check out again and again, and who one day says to you You know what I think you d like THIS I like THIS It s a mystery, set in medieval Cambridge its heroine is a doctor, no, a coroner there s a big mystery about murdered children the Jews are being accused , and also a charming and unlikely romance to add to the You know what I have really missed in my life A Librarian Not a librarian, small l, but a Librarian that mystical, magical woman who watches what you read, and what you check out again and again, and who one day says to you You know what I think you d like THIS I like THIS It s a mystery, set in medieval Cambridge its heroine is a doctor, no, a coroner there s a big mystery about murdered children the Jews are being accused , and also a charming and unlikely romance to add to the fun It s not Literature, and doesn t pretend to be but I LIKE IT It s a lovely read, nicely done, and I look forward to other mysteries featuring Adelia and Rowley I m hoping for some stuff about the Black Plague I love the Plague Of course, the time frame is a couple of hundred years too early I must resign myself to disappointment I have the feeling this author is too conscientious to go down Anachronism Avenue

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