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Sacred Treason

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

55 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

A Fantastic Read!!

Sacred Treason was one of those novels that took me completely by surprise. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book and I really have to thank the publicist who contacted me offering me a spot on this books tour.

This book had everything I wanted. I haven't...
Sacred Treason was one of those novels that took me completely by surprise. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book and I really have to thank the publicist who contacted me offering me a spot on this books tour.

This book had everything I wanted. I haven't read many historical mysteries especially not ones set in Tudor England so this one was a real treat for me. I can honestly say that I've never read a book like it and I'm super excited that I had the opportunity to read this.

I really enjoyed the sense of adventure in this novel as Clarenceux solved the mystery behind the mysterious book that his friend Henry gave him. It was a non-stop ride for me and I found myself staying up late last night just to finish it because I couldn't help but want to see what would happen next.

The writing was seemless and addictive each chapter left me wanting to find out more and more and I very much enjoyed the characters that James Forrester created in his fictional debut. I have to say that Clarenceux is one of my new favourite characters now because he himself was just as intriguing as the mystery surround the book in his possession.

The way the book was set up was very much in the way of an adventure novel. I loved the historical details that were paid attention to and the descriptions of the times, the places and the people were wonderfully done. I loved the tension between Clareneux and his wicked counterparts who were up to no good it was thrilling to see how the whole novel played out and I'm glad I had a chance to read it.

I really think that the author's historical background was a real asset to him in writing this novel. He's an author of non fiction titles under his real name Ian Mortimer which gives him that extra edge to pen this series.

Like I said before I'm not really familiar with the historical mystery genre Sacred Treason has really sparked an interest in me to explore other books that are part of the genre and there's nothing I like more than to be introduced to a new genre so you can expect to see more reviews of books like this in the future. Since I am a fan of both historical fiction as well as mystery novels this bridge between both genres worked out well for me.

I highly recommend this book to those who are fans of historical fiction and historical mysteries. If you love books set in Tudor England than I think this book might just be up your alley but if you're anything like me you may find yourself up to all hours of the night reading it. I for one am eagerly anticipating reading the other two books in this series and I'm hoping to do so soon.





* I received a free copy of this book from the published via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way.

posted by TurningThePagesBlog on October 11, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Dear "To Question"

Logic dear one logic! How can B&N lose money on free item? Haven't you heard of loss leaders?
If you want the free books to suit your taste you might try the library. Yes libraries DO have ebooks available. You are not the Lone Ranger so don't be so ungracious re a GIF...
Logic dear one logic! How can B&N lose money on free item? Haven't you heard of loss leaders?
If you want the free books to suit your taste you might try the library. Yes libraries DO have ebooks available. You are not the Lone Ranger so don't be so ungracious re a GIFT!!
Have you no shame for being so self centerd?

posted by 9678069 on February 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Great

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Really like this one.

    Really like this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Book

    Book worth reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Very good!

    Got this book from the free Fridays selection and it was one I couldn't put down! Loved the intrigue, as well as the historical content of the reign of Queen Elizabeth....highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Well written. Full of mystery, intrigue and believable character

    Well written. Full of mystery, intrigue and believable characters.  It hooked me from the first chapter and I could not put it down.  Highly recommended if you like historical fiction that feels authentic,.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Excellent reading

    Good character development and a gripping plot- well worth reading!

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