|Published 23 May 2013|
Set in Paris in 1572, the story focuses on the quest by Mattias Tannhauser to find his wife, Carla, who has disappeared. Without knowing Mattias arrives in Paris on St Bartholomew’s Eve and is unwillingly drawn into one of the bloodiest massacres in European history.
This book is a sequel to Tim Willocks’ previous book, The Religion, and whilst some of the characters are the same, this entirely different story is no less powerful. There is the same fine attention to historic detail, and the undeniable pull of strong leading characters make this a memorable and worthy follow up. The content is not for the faint hearted, as the visceral and graphic nature of the story is often quite shocking, but putting that to one side, I am sure if you enjoyed The Religion, then you will be more than happy with this successor.
My thanks to NetGalley and Random House Vintage Digital for the opportunity to read this book.