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Sansom Free download Dark Fire It is 1540 and Matthew Shardlake the lawyer renowned as the sharpest hunchback in the courts of England is pressed to help a friend's young niece who is charged with murder Despite threats of torture and death by the rack the girl is inexplicably silent Shardlake is about to lose her case when he is suddenly granted a reprieve—one that There were four or five illustrated manuscripts written by old monastic writers giving vivid descriptions of the use of Greek Fire Sometimes they called it Flying Fire sometimes the devil s tears fire from the dragon s mouth Dark Fire I puzzled over that last name How could fire be dark An odd image came into my head of black flames rising from black coals It was absurd A Byzantine ship uses Greek fire against a ship of the rebel Thomas the Slav 821 12th century illustration from the Madrid SkylitzesIt is 1540 and I won t tell you how significant that year is in English history To some 1540 is not as big as others but for someone who knows the impact of Thomas Cromwell on history it is a year of major shifting in power Instead I will focus your attention on a lawyer of modest but reasonably wealthy meansMatthew Shardlake He will inadvertently be caught up in the events of 1540 because of his association with the second most powerful man in the landThomas Cromwell This is not by choice but then choice when it comes to powerful men is really at the discretion of those with the power to allow it Cromwell has uses for Shardlake s investigative abilities and to refuse his bidding is simply to be asking to be sent to the Tower of London in chains The stench of London is particularly odorific the summer of 1540 Men and women walk around the city with their noses buried in sprigs of flowers to keep from tossing their latest meal all over the soiled walkways Shardlake pines for his paintbrushes and a uiet life in the country but he is not comfortable enough financially to feel he can retire When he takes the case of a young girl accused of pushing her cousin down a well he has no idea how much trouble he is placing on his crooked shoulders He is as you should know a hunchback The girl won t talk insolent wench and the court intends to place a sharp rock under her back and place a door on top of her They will pile rocks on top of the door until the pressure is great enough to break her back How do humans think of such cruel implements of torture Cromwell needs Shardlake s help and knows the best way to leverage him is to assist him to help someone else Cromwell with some not so subtle pressure put on the judge spares the girl for two weeks Meanwhile Shardlake needs to find the formula for Greek Fire In 672 Greek Fire was the Atom Bomb of its day The Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire used pressurized nozzles to shoot the burning liuid onto ships which not only burned the ships but continued to burn on the surface of the water What hellfire was this The secret was closely guarded so closely that the formula for making it was lost for between 1500 to 2000 years But now a demonstration of its power has been shown in London Cromwell besieged by his enemies knows he can save himself if he can give Greek Fire to King Henry VIII Needless to say there is much pressure put on Shardlake including the addition of an assigned helper named Barak whose loyalty to Cromwell is unuestionable The problem is Shardlake doesn t think anyone should have the formula least of all Henry VIII Yes all power is with the House of Tudor now Yet is it not hard to take seriously the king as head of the Church deciding how his people should relate to God when his policy is ruled by his fickle passions The lovely Lady Honor might be talking about religion but Henry s fickleness extends to all levels of his government The only person keeping some semblance of order is Thomas Cromwell Henry VIII is pissed off at Cromwell over the arranged marriage with Anne of Cleves And now the Duke of Norfolk s dangling his niece before the king schooled her to catch his fancy Catherine Howard is pretty not yet seventeen and he s caught He drools over her like an old dog over a fine joint of meat and blames me for saddling him with the Cleves mare Double Shudder Too much dangling and drooling Catherine Howard the bait Here you Arrogant Prick Here pricky pricky Try to poke the teenagerShardlake finds himself investigating a branded whore The W stood out clearly in the dim light ashes would have been rubbed into the burn to ensure the mark never faded as well as the Lady Honor from one of the oldest families in London The absolute lowest class of society intersects with the highest levels as Greek Fire becomes a hot issue too incendiary to hold on to Mixed in with all the secrets and the treacheries surrounding the formula Matthew is still trying to find out what exactly happened with the girl and the well Something is rotten in that family and only discovering the source of the smell will finally lead to the truth I can t say why but I have an odd affinity for Matthew Shardlake I don t know if it is his misfortune being born with a deformed back or the fact that he has overcome all obstacles to become a successful barrister but when things go wrong for him I at several points in the story felt the pinpricks of tears at the corners of my eyes He takes such chances like when he woos the Lady Honor and dares to hope she will return his attentions Perhaps you are a man of too gentle feeling to deal with blood and death She smiled softly As I told you last week I am a mere jobbing lawyer She shook her head smiling No you are than that I thought so when I first saw you She inclined her head then said I felt your whole being resound with sadness Certainly Matthew Shardlake is a man of uncommon courage He is hunted harassed nearly killed and still he marches on trying to produce some good results in a world that seems to be dominated by evil intentions Kudos to C J Sansom I thought this book was even better than his first one I can t wait to get a chance to dig into the third one Sovereign If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Sansom Free download Dark Fire Eves is relying on Shardlake to save his position at court which is rife with treasonous conspiracies With its wonderful attention to period detail and its brilliant handling of suspense Dark Fire is sure to win comparisons with Margaret George's Mary ueen of Scotland and the Isles and captivate readers of Philippa Gregory and David Liss This is the second Shardlake novel following on from Dissolution Shardlake finds himself embroiled in a complicated case when a young girl called Elizabeth Wentworth is arrested for murder Her family apart from her Uncle Joseph all believe her guilty of the crime killing her cousin Ralph the only son of her Uncle Edwin whose London house she was living in However Elizabeth refuses to plead which means she faces the Press which was as bad as it sounds and has been thrown into the Hole as unpleasant as it sounds in Newgate Shardlake is convinced of her innocence but seems destined to fail in his endeavour to save her until suddenly he is offered a reprieve Two weeks to investigate as long as he carries out a little job for CromwellAn ancient weapon little than a myth Greek Fire has been found in a former monastery The men who have this strange substance capable of burning a ship in moments want money to release the weapon to Cromwell He sends Shardlake to speak to them and make arrangements but when he arrives the would be conspirators have been murdered Cromwell has promised King Henry an exhibition of Greek Fire in two weeks time which leaves Shardlake two investigations to solve in only a few days Along with Jack Barak Cromwell s loyal supporter the two men embark on a race around London to find Greek Fire and help prove Elizabeth Wentworth s innocenceLondon in 1540 is awash with rumours about King Henry said to be about to put aside Anne of Cleves a disastrous marriage he blames solely on Cromwell and to marry the young Catherine Howard With the Duke of Norfolk Cromwell s enemy possibly about to gain the King s ear Cromwell cannot afford to fail and neither can Shardlake Unwillingly thrust again into politics and danger Shardlake does his best while his clients desert him he is attacked threatened and seems to be making enemies in high placesJack Barak is a much suitable sidekick than the young Mark Poer who accompanied Shardlake in Dissolution He adds swagger and danger to the storyline brave loyal and always willing to take a risk However in this novel even Shardlake s usually calm demeanour is thrown slightly when he has to uestion the beautiful widow Lady Honor With Shardlake suffering slights because of his hunchback his friend the physician Guy first seen in Dissolution gaped at because of his dark skin and Jack Barak threatened due to his Jewish heritage we see Tudor London not only through the politics of power but through the eyes of outcasts This is a sublime series and Shardlake a brilliant fictional creation The next book in the series is Sovereign and if possible try 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ship in moments want money to release the weapon to Cromwell He sends Shardlake to speak to them and make arrangements but when he arrives the would be conspirators have been murdered Cromwell has promised King Henry an How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) exhibition of Greek Fire in two weeks time which leaves Shardlake two investigations to solve in only a few days Along with Jack Barak Cromwell s loyal supporter the two men Classic Sail 2015 Calendar embark on a race around London to find Greek Fire and help prove Elizabeth Wentworth s innocenceLondon in 1540 is awash with rumours about King Henry said to be about to put aside Anne of Cleves a disastrous marriage he blames solely on Cromwell and to marry the young Catherine Howard With the Duke of Norfolk Cromwell s The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) enemy possibly about to gain the King s Tom of Finland: The Complete Kake Comics ear Cromwell cannot afford to fail and neither can Shardlake Unwillingly thrust again into politics and danger Shardlake does his best while his clients desert him he is attacked threatened and seems to be making Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers enemies in high placesJack Barak is a much suitable sidekick than the young Mark Poer who accompanied Shardlake in Dissolution He adds swagger and danger to the storyline brave loyal and always willing to take a risk However in this novel Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper even Shardlake s usually calm demeanour is thrown slightly when he has to uestion the beautiful widow Lady Honor With Shardlake suffering slights because of his hunchback his friend the physician Guy first seen in Dissolution gaped at because of his dark skin and Jack Barak threatened due to his Jewish heritage we see Tudor London not only through the politics of power but through the

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  • Dark Fire
  • C.J. Sansom
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 9780330450782