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"Swedish Mysteries" tells the story of young Gustavus Ericson, who, after his father is murdered and his mother and sister imprisoned by the tyrant King Christian, leads a revolution against Christian's oppression. Against this historical backdrop, Anna Maria Mackenzie weaves a Gothic tale of intrigue, treachery, and murder, complete with all the trappings of the Gothic ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 19th 2008 by Valancourt Books
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Luke
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
I'm a fan of gothic literature. Chuck me some Radcliffe, and I'm happy for hours. Dripping caves and fusty castles are my thing. Wicked religious orders and Machiavellian familial fuckery? I'm all ears.

You'd think, then, that I'd be all over MacKenzie's based-in-fact-but-not-really novel about Gustav Eriksson, a man possessed of a shitload of derring-do and a will to power that saw him take on Christian II (of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, because one country's obviously not enough) and win.



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