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Free download The Raven's Seal 105 × A Murder A Fall from GraceA Mysterious Symbol That Could Be the Key to One Man’s SalvationWhen the body of Thaddeus Grainger's rival turns up stabbed to death in an alley just hours after their inconclusive duel only one suspect comes to mind Charged with murder Grainger's fate is sealed before his trial even beginsA Abandon him But before they can win his freedom they must contend with forces both inside and outside the prison determined to keep Grainger behind bars and at the same time decode the meaning behind the crude wax seal that inspires terror in those who know its portentSet against the urban backdrop of late 18th century England The Raven's Seal unravels a tale of corruption betrayal murder and ultimately redemption and lo. This was an early reviewers copy via LibraryThing The author is an expert on Charles Dickens and this book has strong influences from that uarter I'm not a Dickens fan so I approached this book with a bit of wariness but thankfully for me it's much easier to read and take in than CD In fact the prose and language used are really wonderfully descriptive and it's a pleasure to read just for that At one point about a third of the way in I felt the story was dragging on a bit where not much happened but then it picked up again and moved at a good pace towards an exciting climax The character names were all enjoyable and very Dickensian Mrs Scourish for a housekeeper and the main characters fairly well developped though I think my favourites were Cassie and William so than the main character ThaddeusThe story revolves around a miscarraige of justice Thaddeus Grainger is a Gentleman and an idler He ends up in an early morning duel with a rival Both walk away alive Thaddeus somewhat injured The argument was a minor one over the other man's treatment of a woman in a pub Cassie Redruth who had only come in to find her brother There has been a contentious history between the two men and this appeared to be a continuation of it But in the morning the other man is found dead and Thaddeus is accused It's clear to him and his friend and journalist William uillby that he was set up by false witness but there doesn't seem to be a way to uncover the truth William subseuently works hard at trying to free his friend along with the help of Cassie who feels responsible It's really no spoiler to say that they are all ultimately successful but it's a long painful process with twists and turns sharper than the narrow warrens of the 18th century town where they live We follow Thaddeus' adjustment to the notorious Bellstrom gaol as well as William and Cassie's efforts and all the characters they meet along the way It's a good portrayal of what life in the prisons of that time would be like where if you have money your imprisonment may be comfortable with visitors allowed daily to bring you food and home comforts but if you don't have the means your term will be cold dreary and miserable The prison teems with life and intrigue and a code of it's own The imagery the author conveys is so easy to picture that I think it played out in my head like a film and indeed I think this story could be made into a good dark shadowy moody movie though as usually the case it would never be as good as immersing yourself in the book especially one as well written as this There's also a great illustration of the fictional town of Airencester where this takes place here

The Raven's SealAbandon him But before they can win his freedom they must contend with forces both inside and outside the prison determined to keep Grainger behind bars and at the same time decode the meaning behind the crude wax seal that inspires terror in those who know its portentSet against the urban backdrop of late 18th century England The Raven's Seal unravels a tale of corruption betrayal murder and ultimately redemption and lo. This was an early reviewers copy via LibraryThing The author is an expert on Charles Dickens and this book has strong influences from that uarter I'm not a Dickens fan so I approached this book with a bit of wariness but thankfully for me it's much easier to read and take in than CD In fact the prose and language used are really wonderfully descriptive and it's a pleasure to read just for that At one point about a third of the way in I felt the story was dragging on a bit where not much happened but then it picked up again and moved at a good pace towards an exciting climax The character names were all enjoyable and very Dickensian Mrs Scourish for a housekeeper and the main characters fairly well developped though I think my favourites were Cassie and William so than the main character ThaddeusThe story revolves around a miscarraige of justice Thaddeus Grainger is a Gentleman and an idler He ends up in an early morning duel with a rival Both walk away alive Thaddeus somewhat injured The argument was a minor one over the other man's treatment of a woman in a pub Cassie Redruth who had only come in to find her brother There has been a contentious history between the two men and this appeared to be a continuation of it But in the morning the other man is found dead and Thaddeus is accused It's clear to him and his friend and journalist William uillby that he was set up by false witness but there doesn't seem to be a way to uncover the truth William subseuently works hard at trying to free his friend along with the help of Cassie who feels responsible It's really no spoiler to say that they are all ultimately successful but it's a long painful process with twists and turns sharper than the narrow warrens of the 18th century town where they live We follow Thaddeus' adjustment to the notorious Bellstrom gaol as well as William and Cassie's efforts and all the characters they meet along the way It's a good portrayal of what life in the prisons of that time would be like where if you have money your imprisonment may be comfortable with visitors allowed daily to bring you food and home comforts but if you don't have the means your term will be cold dreary and miserable The prison teems with life and intrigue and a code of it's own The imagery the author conveys is so easy to picture that I think it played out in my head like a film and indeed I think this story could be made into a good dark shadowy moody movie though as usually the case it would never be as good as immersing yourself in the book especially one as well written as this There's also a great illustration of the fictional town of Airencester where this takes place here

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Andrei Baltakmens Ù 5 Summary A Murder A Fall from GraceA Mysterious Symbol That Could Be the Key to One Man’s SalvationWhen the body of Thaddeus Grainger's rival turns up stabbed to death in an alley just hours after their inconclusive duel only one suspect comes to mind Charged with murder Grainger's fate is sealed before his trial even beginsA young gentleman of means but of meaningless pursuits Grainger is cast into the notorious Bellstrom Gaol. It's been a while since I've read a Historical novel that I've enjoyed so much The prose is lyrical descriptive and so evocative that you are easily drawn to the fictional town of Airenchester and the characters inhabiting it From the genteel salons of the gentry to the sualor of the tenements in The Steps every location is brought vividly to lifeGrainger is unjustly imprisoned on a murder charge and seuestered in Bellstrom Gaol and it was interesting to note how his incarceration differed from those of the 'lower orders' Those who couldn't pay the gaoler's 'garnish' are fettered in chains and sent to the most desolate parts of the prisonThe thrust of the book is Grainger trying to find out who set him up and why Rumours abound of a certain society called the Black Claw which seems to have claws in every villainous pursuit in the town But who is behind it all Who is the mastermind That is something you'll have to read the book to find out I don't want to spoil itSome of the characters are larger than life but never uite turn into caricatures The names are wonderful Mrs Scourish for a housekeeper and uillby for a writer were just some of the great touches of humour within the book It's a book to be experienced not just readThe author loves words and language you can tell just by the way he's written this book It's a book you want to savour like a good meal Despite its old fashioned language it is easily read and fast paced Nothing I say in a review can do it justice It's wonderful a joy to read and I can't recommend it highly enoughReview copy from Netgalley