Wednesday, 7 January 2009

'Mistress of the Art of Death' by Ariana Franklin

Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Book Review -------- Medieval Challenge

This is my first book in the Medieval Challenge.
'Mistress of the Art of Death', by Ariana Franklin.

I found it a little hard to get into at first but after the first 50+ pages I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
Set in Cambridge in 1170 it follows Adelia Aguilar , a doctor, in her quest to find the murderer of children. These children were killed in a hideous manner and in searching for their murderer she uncovers a cavern of evil.
The killings are portrayed in a graphic way, and the people of Cambridge stunned by the brutality.
A great read. Ariana Franklin is a new author to me but not for long as I am on the lookout for her subsequent novels. Graded 5 out of 5.
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Marg said...

Moira, if you like the writing you may be interested to know that Ariana Franklin is a pen name for author Diana Norman. I have read several of her books under both names and really enjoyed them all.

zetor said...

Thankyou Marg, I will look out for both names.