Revelation - The Shardlake Series 4 (Paperback)
  • Revelation - The Shardlake Series 4 (Paperback)

Revelation - The Shardlake Series 4 (Paperback)

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C. J. Sansom's bestselling adventures of MAtthew Shardlake continue in the fourth title of the series, the haunting Revelation. Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. But this time the object of his affections is resisting. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy, a religious maniac locked in the Bedlam hospital for the insane. Should he be released to his parents, when his terrifying actions could lead to him being burned as a heretic? When an old friend is horrifically murdered Shardlake promises his widow, for whom he has long had complicated feelings, to bring the killer to justice. His search leads him to both Cranmer and Catherine Parr - and with the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. As London's Bishop Bonner prepares a purge of Protestants Shardlake, together with his assistant, Jack Barak, and his friend, Guy Malton, follows the trail of a series of horrific murders that shake them to the core, and which are already bringing frenzied talk of witchcraft and a demonic possession - for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer ...?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447285861

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“NOT a page turner”

Whilst appreciating and enjoying much of the historical detail, I felt this novel was too long. The descriptions of London's poor became repetitive, predictable and boring. The dialogue changed from pseudo-Tudor... More

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7th February 2013
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“Mathew Shardlake At His Best”

Hunchback lawyer Mathew Shardlake and his hot-blooded young assistant Jack Barak uncover multiple murders, and find themselves on the search for a serial killer who is on what he sees as a holy mission using the book... More

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2nd May 2012
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Lance Mitchell

“An excellent conclusion to the Shardlake series”

This is the final book of the series following Matthew Shardlake’s adventures and it is no coincidence that it carries the same name as the final book of the New Testament. The intrepid lawyer’s main mission, for, as... More

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19th March 2010
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