Dark Fire – bookreview

Historical fiction at its best

Written by C. J. Sansom
Written in English
ISBN 978-0143036432

After the fantastic experience of “Dissolution” my first thought was that the follow-up “Dark Fire” couldn’t possibly be wrong. Just goes to show how wrong you can be. “Dark fire” is, believe it or not, just as good as “Dissolution”, possibly even better. This is the second book in the series about “Shardlake”, a lawyer in England in the middle of the 15-hundreds with the right contacts and the dangerous contacts. The book is so historically correct and the characters so authentic that one can almost smell them. This, combined with a wonderful story and amazing excitement, makes this a book you absolutely should not miss. This is a book you will have huge problems putting down and you will wish it was much thicker. Sansom is the king of historical fiction.
I eagerly recommend this book, unless you mind a couple of sleepless nights with a book you can’t put away in your hand.

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