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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Memawrayne
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.

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bigbearomaha
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.

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Katieshw
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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