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User Review  - vernefan - LibraryThing

Long in Length but Lavish with 16th Century Life This third historical mystery starring the 16th century hunchback lawyer Matthew Shardlake, who in the previous two books was solving crimes for Thomas ... Read full review

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User Review  - soliloquies - LibraryThing

My favourite of the series, so far. Shardlake is developing into a well written character who manages to embroil himself in the murkiest depths of the Tudor Court. This book is primarily set in York ... Read full review

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User Review  - readafew - LibraryThing

Sovereign is the 3rd mystery in the Matthew Shardlake series. Once again a high ranking official in the King's inner circle asks Master Shardlake to undertake a task of some secrecy and importance ... Read full review

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User Review  - lchav52 - LibraryThing

In the spring of 1541, Henry VIII faced another conspiracy in the north of England, whose people and nobles were still largely opposed to the 'new religion' and still loyal to Rome. While the ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmmaLadyHamilton - LibraryThing

C. J.Sansom third book Sovereign brings us forward to Autumn 1541. Cromwell had met his maker the year before and King Henry VIII now extremely obese and currently on his fifth wife the young, naive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana1952 - LibraryThing

This is a great book. I buy every medieval mystery I can find and this one is on the top of the list. Couldn't put it down. I look forward to more from this series. The characters have depth and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - mooknits - LibraryThing

Once again an excellent Shardlake book. I worked out "whodunit" fairly early on as it were - but it really didn't matter at all. These books are just so well written they are totally absorbing. I love the period and the history is so accessible. I love these books. Read full review

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User Review  - dianaleez - LibraryThing

This was a very satisfying read: historically accurate enough to satisfy, unique characters, and well written. Matthew Shardlake is such an interesting character, and although the main character, so ... Read full review

Review: Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake #3)

User Review  - Annabelle - Goodreads

Shardrake, the hunchback lawyer, is tricked into following Henry VIII's Progress to York. He is one of thousands in an entourage following the royal court. Formerly a reformist who supported the end ... Read full review

Review: Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake #3)

User Review  - Bookmarks Magazine - Goodreads

In Dissolution, reformist Matthew Shardlake works with Thomas Cromwell to investigate the death of a royal commissioner; in Dark Fire, he defends a young woman accused of murder. Critics agree that ... Read full review


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