fiction crime historical mystery mysterious medium-paced

656 pages | first published 2014

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As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart.Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; who...
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Summary of 385 reviews

Moods

adventurous 87%
mysterious 87%
dark 62%
tense 50%
informative 37%
challenging 25%
sad 25%
reflective 18%
emotional 12%
funny 6%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 21%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 69% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

4.22

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