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The Turn of Midnight Kindle Edition
|Length: 457 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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"This stunning sequel to The Last Hours presents a striking portrait of an almost post-apocalyptic medieval world in which rich and poor must re-evaluate their relationship to one another--and to a God many fear has abandoned them."-- "Sunday Express"
"Walters' transition away from crime is complete, bringing her a wealth of new fans."-- "Herald Sun"
"Deeply researched and engrossing, this masterful series opener leaves readers hanging...so they'll eagerly await the sequel."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Last Hours"
"Haunting...Walters nails a perfect blend of psychological suspense and social commentary that resonates long after the book is over."-- "Publishers Weekly on The Last Hours" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B07D3K196V
- Publisher : Allen & Unwin (24 October 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2673 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 457 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1443457914
- Best Sellers Rank: 12,789 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Some of the manoeuvres seemed strange and almost like I had lost a page or two ... however, this is a good tale with some appropriately placed lessons for the reader along the way.
The ending comes almost too quickly, giving the appearance of a simple way to finish the narrative. That is however a minor piece in an overall worthwhile read.
When ‘The Turn of Midnight’ opens, just before the end of 1348, the people of Develish are still in quarantine. This action, taken by the estate’s mistress, Lady Anne, has kept the people safe. Lady Anne is an exceptional character. She is caring, compassionate, literate and well-educated. But as 1349 approaches, food supplies are dwindling and the community at Develish wonders whether others have also survived. Someone will have to venture beyond the confines of Develish to find out.
Thaddeus Thurkell may ostensibly be a common serf. But he’s extremely courageous, independent and well-educated. Just the man to lead a small group to explore the outside world. The group finds horror aplenty, but there’s opportunity as well for those who are brave enough to envisage a different future.
‘The future will be bright indeed when even the humblest are given the chance to prove their worth.’
Once I started this novel, I found it very hard to put down. There’s plenty of tension in the story: many see the Black Death as being the consequence of sin and many abandon hope as a consequence. And the death of so many serfs and labourers means that those who survive may have choices previously unthinkable. There are some unexpected twists and turns as what remains of society struggles with change. I particularly liked the characters of Lady Anne and
Thaddeus Thurkell. The story finished in the novel, but not in my mind.
There’s a great ‘people, places and events’ section at the beginning of the novel, perfect for reminding readers of what happened in ‘The Last Hours’. But it’s no substitute for having read that novel.