The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror & the Light

Thomas Cromwell #3

Hilary Mantel

fiction historical challenging dark informative slow-paced

784 pages | first published 2020

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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts w...
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Moods

challenging 70%
informative 58%
dark 57%
reflective 57%
tense 42%
emotional 35%
sad 33%
adventurous 10%
funny 8%
mysterious 5%
inspiring 4%

Pace

slow 73%
medium 24%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 43% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 26% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

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