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The Soul Slayer

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In medieval folk lore, if a warlock can take out the heart of his victim before death, and the victim does not die in a state of grace, the warlock can call upon that soul to do his bidding.

In 1562, Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne for four years and the Protestant faith has been reaffirmed. In the village of Dunmow, eighteen-year-old Rebecca Lennox is neglected and
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 8th 1998 by Headline (first published 1998)
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G.A. Wilson
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I first read this brilliant novel 15 years ago and have never forgotten the story or its complex characters. And so I recently bought a new copy of 'The Soul Slayer' and once again immersed myself in this rich tale of good versus evil with many grey areas in between.

In this Elizabethan mystery, three mismatched people join forces to pursue an evil warlock who possesses the souls of the people he murders. The heroes of the story are a Jesuit priest who is more than he seems, an albino agent of t
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Έχει περάσει σχεδόν ένας χρόνος από τότε που βρέθηκα τελευταία φορά στο "Παζάρι Του Βιβλίου" που κάθε χρόνο λαμβάνει χώρα στην πλατεία Κλαυθμώνος, στην Αθήνα. Πάντα βρίσκω ενδιαφέροντα και αξιόλογα βιβλία ανάμεσα σε εκείνα του σωρού όμως μπορώ να πω με βεβαιότητα, ότι η τελευταία μου επίσκεψη, ήταν και η πιο δύσκολη. Κανένας τίτλος δεν κατάφερε να προσελκύσει το ενδιαφέρον μου, μέχρι που πριν φύγω απογοητευμένη, με την άκρη του ματιού μου εντόπισα το ιστορικό, όπως αυτοχαρακτηρίζεται, μυθιστόρημ ...more
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book as a present when I was still in high school. Maybe that's why I remember it being overwhelmingly awesome even though the way everything sort of gravitated around religion has never really suited my tastes. Still, the gore and the dynamic pace (or so I remember it, there was never a moment's respite) more than make up for that.
I can't say I remember the plot with all the details, but there was your typical demon/soul snatcher thing, and the female heroine that starts withou
La mia recensione completa la trovate qua

Libro preso in prestito dal moroso, in quanto ultimamente la mia libreria in camera scarseggia di titoli nuovi.
In copertina c'è scritto che è un thriller storico, ma di thriller non ha nulla e di storico men che meno.

La storia - ambientata inizialmente nell'Inghilterra del 1500 - ruota attorno a Frogmore, un uomo che vive da 400 anni e che ha fatto un patto col diavolo: in cambio della vita eterna lui gira il mondo
Mark Redman
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical-crime
This is my second read of the Soul Slayer, I first read and very much enjoyed it 10 years ago. Is it still good, well, yes! Doherty knows how to make you feel a sense of time and place. He conjures up a believable medieval world in which he weaves subtle powers of the darkness. This novel had acertain epic feel to it than most of Doherty's medieval books.
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Starting in Dunmow, ending in Rome by way of Russia.
A fast-moving, often gory, tale of religious fanatics and the supernatural.
An engaging, vigorous style makes this an easy, if occasionally uncomfortable read.
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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, Celia 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
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