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The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch
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Jul 03, 2012

bookshelves: kindle, kindle-lending-library
Read from July 03 to 06, 2012

Much like it's predecessor, The Hangman's Daughter, the story starts slowly, and builds in intensity and pace to a rousing, if overly dramatic finish.

Comparisons to Dan Brown's books are inevitable (actually, I was reminded more of Umberto Eco's works including Foucault's Pendulum and Baudolino), but the ground covered is different enough that it doesn't really matter.

We don't learn much more about Kuisl, Magdalena, and Simon than we were given in the first book, and in that I am a bit disappointed. Yes, Kuisl is still strong, Magdalena is still headstrong, and Simon is still clever in some ways and completely dumb in others.

I await the release of the English translation of the next Hangman's Daughter's Tale ... unless someone has a copy in German they are willing to lend me?

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