The Dark Monk

The Dark Monk

A Hangman's Daughter Tale

Book - 2012
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Winter 1648, a small village in the Alps: a town priest discovers he's been poisoned. Before he dies, he scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. Hot on their trail is the priest's murderer, a mysterious dark monk, as well as a band of thieves. The exciting sequel to The Hangman's Daughter, featuring Jakob Kuisl, the compassionate hangman.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Mariner Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780547807683
Characteristics: xvii, 463 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chadeayne, Lee


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Aug 19, 2018

An enjoyable second installment in The Hangman's Daughter series. You don't need to have read the first book in the series to read this one, although there are some references to it.

The book is well-written and I wasn't expecting some of the plot twists. I also really liked getting to know the main characters more, and was happy to see some of the supporting characters reappear. I plan on continuing through this series.

Nov 06, 2015

A very interesting approach. The author is using his ancestors in the area where they lived and creating a story around them. Plus I enjoy period pieces where I can learn about another age.

Nov 22, 2012

I like this book a lot. The author keeps you interested almost all the way through (though the beginning is a bit slow).

Great story, many predictable twists, a few not so predictable. Keeps one on their toes.

Love the character development.

As a "gamer" (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition) I find myself comparing "fantasy" stories to game adventure settings and how well the characters in the story would translate to such a setting.

The more or the better they would move over, the better the character development in my opinion.

In this situation, I would say that I could easily transfer these main characters from the story to a game adventure setting. Very good character development indeed.

Nov 02, 2012

Not as good as the prequel, The Hangman's Daughter, but still a good read. It is very much like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But if you like murder mysteries and light historical fiction, you'll probably enjoy this book.

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