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Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death Series #1)

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    Dreadful!

    One of the worst books I have ever read! The writing is amateurish and crude. No imagery. No mood. The characters are one dimensional. The plot is slow to unwind and boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2008

    Don't waste your time reading this...

    The very few good parts were so overly out weighed by the poorly researched history and the sick, sexual twists. The characters could have been developed to something beleivable. I considered donating the book but instead I am going to recycle the paper....the best use of a poorly written book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2007

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    I am a great fan of mysteries and historical fiction, but I could not stand this book. The character development was almost nonexistent with one-dimensional personalities. Adelia is a scientist, and she doesn't get any more facets to her personality. The plot was very predictable and bland. Although the book does a good job showing why the murdered children are so important to the King and the society, the murders are treated by the Adelia as the most hideous and horrible things ever. Admittedly, murdering children is awful, but Adelia gets unreasonably disgusted and sick. I did not feel connected to any of the characters nor to the plot. I only read the book since I was stuck in an airport, but I implore people to not read Mistress of the Art of Death anytime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    Don't waste your money...

    Who are the good guys? An Arab, an African, a Jew, and a woman. Who are the unjustly accused who require life or death assistance? The Jews. Who are the stupid, ignorant, and horrible characters? White Christians. When I bought this book, I thought it was about a series of murders and a woman who would solve the mystery. Since the story occurs hundreds of years ago I was very intrigued to read what type of evidence the woman would gather and how she would interpret it. I was looking forward to being given little snippets of the puzzle to try and figure out. Instead this book drones on and on endlessly about how corrupt and greedy the Christians are. It drones on and on about the oppression of women 1000 years ago. It drones on and on about how ignorant and backward the English are. There is a story but it¿s treated as secondary to the droning complaints of the author. This is the most whiney book I've read in a long time. It's filled with negative stereotypes of Northern European whites and negative stereotypes of Christians. I just wanted to read an interesting story. I didn't want to read a long and boring editorial.

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