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Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Law of Angels by Cassandra Clark

The Law of Angels  is the third book I've read in this medieval mystery series, and Cassandra Clark has created another vivid view of the events of 1385.  Tying together the strands of her story with the historical events, Clark manages to involve the reader in the life of Sister Hildegaard as she attempts to protect two young charges from the danger that threatens them , and at the same time, give insight into the political issues of the time.

Historical novels always intrigue me because I love reading about what might have happened to individuals in the midst of another historical era. Cassandra Clark's Sister Hildegaard series provides interesting mysteries and characters that continue to develop as they  face the difficulties of the 14th century--the personal (even if fictitious) touch.  Some elements  that interested me concerned the Miracle or Mystery Plays of the time, Wycliff's Bible, the papal schism, and of course, there are still the after-effects of Wat Tyler's murder and the John of Gaunt/ Richard II political turmoil.

Thumbs up.

Other Reviews/opinions:  Genre Go Round, anyone else?

Fiction.  Historical Mystery.  2011.  368 pages.

5 comments:

Sherri said...

Sounds like a great series!! Have a great day!

Kailana said...

Sounds good! I may have said that before for the same series...

jenclair said...

Sherri - I enjoy this series. It is interesting in more than one way.

Kailan - :) Yep, I've reviewed all 3 books fairly close together.

Annie said...

I'm going to have to look more closely at C.C.'s list of books. I've read only a very few and none of this particular series.

jenclair said...

Annie - I've enjoyed this series very much. I've read one of the Clockwork series that I enjoyed as well, and the two series are entirely different.