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The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry
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Nov 01, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from October 24 to November 01, 2010

I liked this book, but more because I have developed an interest in and have been reading about Byzantine history than because the book itself was enjoyable. In spite of her creation of numerous characters, subplots, and intrigues, it feels as though there isn't much to the story. Some of these diversions seem like self-conscious attempts on the author's part to make the novel, well ... byzantine. Nevertheless, it was a fun addition to my recent reading on the topic. It would have been nice if Perry had provided a foreword or afterword with a little historical context.
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