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The Scarlet Seed by Edith Pargeter
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This turns out to be the third volume of a trilogy and now I find myself wanting to track down and read the first two volumes, and then come to this unspoiled. However, this stands very well alone and is a very enjoyable book in its own right. It opens with a gripping fight scene which establishes the complex relationship between the two main characters of this novel; others are more lightly sketched, or are assumed to be remembered from previous books.

A plausible but not depressingly grimdark take on the bloody politics of the early Middle Ages. The prose is vivid and gorgeous, and I had tears in my eyes in the final chapters.

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Reading Progress

February 16, 2020 – Started Reading
February 25, 2020 – Shelved
February 25, 2020 – Finished Reading

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