By C. J. Sansom
From the bestselling writer of iciness in Madrid and Dominion comes a moment riveting sixteenth-century mystery that includes hunchback legal professional Matthew Shardlake
In 1540, throughout the reign of Henry VIII, Shardlake is requested to aid a tender woman accused of homicide. She refuses to talk in her protection even if threatened with torture. yet simply whilst the case turns out misplaced, Thomas Cromwell, the king's feared vicar basic, deals Shardlake extra weeks to end up his client's innocence. In trade, Shardlake needs to discover a misplaced cache of "Dark Fire," a mythical weapon of mass destruction. What ensues is a page-turning experience, choked with interval element and history.
"Atmospheric and engaging" (Margaret George), this moment booklet in Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret sequence delves back into the darkish and superstitious global of Cromwell's England brought in Dissolution.
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And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds. And you can imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters stood strong and straight in their freezing trenches… that the dream they dreamed, of going home, circled like a dove that might soon settle in quietened hearts. In one minute’s silence, you can imagine the Anzacs strengthening their front lines as if to fight through every hour of every day of the bitter Turkish winter… yet in secret they were preparing to leave the cliffs and beaches of Gallipoli seven days before Christmas in 1915.
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But can you imagine the fierce Anzacs and the fighting Turks quietly returning to their trenches after this one day of truce… then firing at each other that afternoon, although they truly knew that the other men were not so much different after all. In one minute’s silence, can you imagine what the Turkish fighters felt when they knew they could hold the high ground … and the rain that lashed them felt like tears of joy. And can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, the moment when the bloodied Diggers finally reached the razored heights of Gallipoli where the Lone Pine grew… to see that the hazy Turkish horizon was as impossible to reach as a castle in the clouds.