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This is a two part work which explains the abrupt ending
on 22 November 2017
This book ticked all the right boxes for historical fiction. It is based on a little known fact that some villages and hamlets did survive the impact of the 14th century outbreak of Bubonic Plague in England. Why they did is unknown. Isolationism and a better understanding of hygiene has been cited. Whatever the cause, Walter’s research and detail has credibility. The characters, whilst not complex, are believable. As is their bid for freedom. The Black Death changed the political landscape of England by opening the minds of noble and serf alike that their roles in life were not immutable. The so-called Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 underscored it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was prepared to give it 5 stars until the end. Then I was totally confused. The ending was so abrupt. I didn't realise that it was actually a two part story and we have to await the second book. As I have only read this in Kindle the confusion may lie in the electronic transmission, it might be an idea to make this clear to readers.