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The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch
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Jun 25, 2012

really liked it

Set in Germany in the 1600's, the sequel to The Hangman's Daughter once again exposes the ignorance and superstition of the middle ages. The same characters have assembled: the enlightened Hangman, his precocious and headstrong daughter, Magdelena and the medicus of Schongau.
The focus of this adventure is religion, rather than medicine, and the plot can sometimes strain credibility, as the trio tries to solve a riddle, a murder and stop a gang of highway robbers, but in the end, it all comes together nicely and once again the author has written historical fiction that illuminates life in Bavaria.

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