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The second Shardlake novel in C J Sansom s remarkable historical crime series It isand the hottest summer of the th century Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king s chief minister and a new assignment The secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance with which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies, has been lost for centuries Now an official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the formula in the library of a dissolved London monastery When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother brutally murdered the formula has disappeared Now Shardlake must follow the trail of Greek Fire across Tudor London, while trying at the same time to prove his young client s innocence But very soon he discovers nothing is as it seems Der zweite Band einer Serie Auch einzeln gut lesbar und v llig verst ndlich, aber dank der sympathischen Hauptfigur ist es doch nett, mit Dissolution zu beginnen, was ich empfehlen w rde Die B cher sind spannend und sehr informativ ber die Verh ltnisse in London unter Heinrich VIII Nicht nur die politischen, auch die sozialen und ortsspezifischen Verh ltnisse werden geschickt und fast unmerklich in die Handlung eingewoben Die Handlung ist schl ssig, mit nicht zu vielen Nebenstr ngen, die immer wieder mit der Hauptgeschichte verflochten sind, so dass sich insgesamt ein rundes Bild darstellt Ich habe beide B cher mit grosser Begeisterung gelesen und werde sicherlich ganz bald auch die n chsten beiden B nde lesen. This is the second Shardlake novel, following on from Dissolution Shardlake finds himself embroiled in a complicated case, when a young girl called Elizabeth Wentworth is arrested for murder Her family, apart from her Uncle Joseph, all believe her guilty of the crime killing her cousin Ralph, the only son of her Uncle Edwin, whose London house she was living in However, Elizabeth refuses to plead, which means she faces the Press which was as bad as it sounds and has been thrown into the Hole as unpleasant as it sounds in Newgate Shardlake is convinced of her innocence, but seems destined to fail in his endeavour to save her until, suddenly, he is offered a reprieve Two weeks to investigate, as long as he carries out a little job for CromwellAn ancient weapon, little than a myth, Greek Fire, has been found in a former monastery The men who have this strange substance, capable of burning a ship in moments, want money to release the weapon to Cromwell He sends Shardlake to speak to them and make arrangements, but when he arrives the would be conspirators have been murdered Cromwell has promised King Henry an exhibition of Greek Fire in two weeks time, which leaves Shardlake two investigations to solve in only a few days Along with Jack Barak, Cromwell s loyal supporter, the two men embark on a race around London to find Greek Fire and help prove Elizabeth Wentworth s innocence.London in 1540 is awash with rumours about King Henry said to be about to put aside Anne of Cleves a disastrous marriage he blames solely on Cromwell and to marry the young Catherine Howard With the Duke of Norfolk, Cromwell s enemy, possibly about to gain the King s ear, Cromwell cannot afford to fail and neither can Shardlake Unwillingly thrust again into politics and danger, Shardlake does his best, while his clients desert him, he is attacked, threatened and seems to be making enemies in high places.Jack Barak is a much suitable sidekick than the young Mark Poer, who accompanied Shardlake in Dissolution He adds swagger and danger to the storyline brave, loyal and always willing to take a risk However, in this novel, even Shardlake s usually calm demeanour is thrown slightly, when he has to question the beautiful widow, Lady Honor With Shardlake suffering slights because of his hunchback, his friend the physician Guy first seen in Dissolution gaped at because of his dark skin and Jack Barak threatened due to his Jewish heritage, we see Tudor London not only through the politics of power, but through the eyes of outcasts This is a sublime series and Shardlake a brilliant fictional creation The next book in the series is Sovereign and, if possible, try to read the series from the beginning as it is wonderful to see how the characters develop over time. I loved this novel and felt compelled to move straight on to its successor in the series as soon as I finished it As a longstanding reader of historical fiction, I find the Matthew Shardlake novels a delight, a real breath of fresh air in a field which is so often dominated by excessive romanticism and inadequate historical realism Although refreshingly accurate historically, Dark Fire mobilises its erudition in the service of a hard edged, fast paced, and gripping mystery story that anyone can enjoy, even those with little or no interest in the period As with its predecessor, it s impossible to pick the villain until almost the end of the novel, so tightly plotted and well written is it Bravo C J Sansom Highly recommended. Man bekommt einen guten Einblick in die Zeit Heinrichs VIII., das t gliche Leben des einfachen Volks, aber auch der Aristokratie und die Intrigen bei Hof Gleichzeitig fesselt einen die Kriminalgeschichte mit immer neuen Opfern und bis zum Schluss unbekanntem Drahtzieher hinter den Verbrechen Ein Buch f r alle, die ihr Englisch auf spannende Weise auffrischen und dabei englische Geschichte und das Londoner Leben im 16 Jahrhundert kennenlernen wollen. Shardlake auf den Spuren einer alten Legende W hrend es f r den Auftraggeber Thomas nicht Oliver Cromwell wegen neuer Gel ste Heinrichs VIII politisch immer enger wird, muss der bucklige Rechtsanwalt wieder eine gef hrliche Mission bestehen, diesmal mit Barak, der ihm von Cromwell aufoktroyiert wird Wie der erste Shardlake Roman gute Unterhaltung und sorgf ltig recherchierter Hintergrund zum Tudor England Wer gern historische Krimis liest, f r den ist die Sharklake Reihe spannend und bringt Geschichtliches zum Leben Dark Fire Dark Fire BY Sansom, C J Author Paperback Dark Fire is an excellent murder mystery and a masterly evocation of the times, the mystery and history, seamlessly interwoven I first chanced upon Dissolution and was riveted The other Shardlake books by Sansom are brilliant too. An excellent series which captures the atmosphere of Tudor London Sansom s ability to construct an interesting and plausible plot is an advantage he holds over many of his competitors His characters are multi dimensional and hold the readers interest Highly recommended. Dark Fire is the 2nd book in the Shardlake series Dissolution is the 1st.You can read this as a well written double murder mystery It is also a kind of living history of London in the 1530 40 period as it is transformed after the dissolution of the monasteries CJ Sansom gives a vivid description of the lives and working conditions of the poor and the daily insults and humiliations they suffer under the rigid class system The characters are well drawn and together create a sense of the English Character not always a pretty picture.I recommend this book and give it 5 stars because I enjoyed it and felt it gave me a better understanding of this period of English History.