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Sovereign : A Shardlake Novel 3 - C. J. Sansom

Sovereign

A Shardlake Novel 3

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Published: 15th August 2006
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Autumn, 1541: Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Accompanied by a thousand soldiers, the cream of the nobility, and his fifth wife Catherine Howard, the King is to attend an extravagant submission of the local gentry at York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. As the King and the Great Progress arrive in the city, Barak stumbles upon a terrifying secret, and a chain of events unfolds that will leave Shardlake to face the most terrifying fate a subject of Henry VIII can fear... his own imprisonment in the Tower of London.

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I enjoyed this book in the series featuring lawyer Brother Shardlake in Tudor England. The story kept my interest right through with many twists and turns. The writer gives a good feel for what it was really like to live in that time period. If you enjoy historical fiction, this series is a good one.

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Such a great read, ended loaning Dissolution to my grand daughter in Canberra and finally buying the complete series again to send to her, to get my own copy back

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aWhen historical fiction clicks, thereas nothing more gripping . . . and C.J. Sansomas fantastic "Sovereign" left me positively baying for more. Itas that good. . . . Rebellion, plots, torture, fanaticism, a murder mystery and a real historical scandal come alive in this deeply satisfying novel.a aDeirdre Donahue, "USA Today" aAuthors of the caliber of P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, and Minette Walters remain rare. C. J. Sansomas Sovereign . . . deserves as wide a readership as any of the above. . . . Itas deeper, stronger, and subtler than most novels in the genre.a a"The Sunday Independent" (London) When historical fiction clicks, theres nothing more gripping . . . and C.J. Sansoms fantastic "Sovereign" left me positively baying for more. Its that good. . . . Rebellion, plots, torture, fanaticism, a murder mystery and a real historical scandal come alive in this deeply satisfying novel. Deirdre Donahue, "USA Today" Authors of the caliber of P. D. James, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, and Minette Walters remain rare. C. J. Sansoms Sovereign . . . deserves as wide a readership as any of the above. . . . Its deeper, stronger, and subtler than most novels in the genre. "The Sunday Independent" (London)

C J Sansom

Christopher John "C.J." Sansom is an English writer of crime novels. He was born in 1952 and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he decided to retrain as a solicitor. He practised for a while in Sussex as a lawyer for the disadvantaged, before quitting in order to work full-time as a writer.

He came to prominence with his series set in the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century, whose main character is the hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake. Shardlake works on commission initially from Thomas Cromwell in Dissolution and Dark Fire and then Thomas Cranmer in Sovereign and Revelation.

The BBC have commissioned an adaptation of Dissolution with the actor Kenneth Branagh set to star as Shardlake. The rest of the Shardlake books are expected to follow. C. J. Sansom has been consulted on the series, which is in the final stages of negotiation.[citation needed].

He has also written Winter in Madrid, a thriller set in Spain in 1940 in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

Dark Fire won the 2005 Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, awarded by the Crime Writers' Association (CWA). Sansom himself was "Very Highly Commended" in the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library award, for the Shardlake series.

(from Wikipedia®)

C J Sansom also contributed to the series The Medieval Murderers

Visit C J Sansom's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780330436083
ISBN-10: 0330436082
Series: The Shardlake series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st May 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Unabridged