Le Règne du chaos
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Le Règne du chaos (Mathilde of Westminster #3)

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Mars 1312.
Menacé par une invasion écossaise, le royaume d'Angleterre tremble aussi de l'intérieur sous la fronde des Grands Barons. Chaque jour, le pouvoir se délite, forçant la reine à trouver refuge dans un prieuré fortifié. Tandis que succombe Gaveston, le favori du roi, Mathilde de Westminster doit agir avant qu'Edouard II ne perde tout contrôle sur le trône. Une plong...more
Mass Market Paperback, 318 pages
Published June 16th 2011 by 10/18 (first published 2009)
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The Darkening Glass by Paul Doherty, published in 2009, is the third novel in Doherty's murder mystery series featuring Mathilde ('of Westminster'), a French physician who joins the retinue of Isabella of France and travels to England with her when Isabella marries Edward II in 1308. All the novels are narrated in the first person by Mathilde herself in old age, sometime after 1358 (as she mentions that Isabella is dead and - GAH - buried next to Roger Mortimer at the Greyfriars in London. No, s...more
The third series featuring Mathilde of Westminster as she recalls her adventures with Edward II and Isabella - I find these utterly compelling reading - thoroughly enjoyable.
I don't really like this particular series from Paul Doherty. I find the Hugh Corbett books a much better read.
I would have loved it more if the story had continued for about 10 more pages.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

He has been published under several pseudonyms: P.C. Doherty, C.L. Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas, Vanessa Alexander, Michael Clynes and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name.

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough (North-Eastern England) in 1946. He had the...more
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