“The Herald of Hell” is the best Paul Doherty novel in ages.
The plot takes place literally days before the Great Revolt of 1381. So the atmosphere of the book is one of danger and fear. 190 more words
September and it seems that the summer of reading madness is well and truly over. Thirty eight books over the two summer months but then that slight distraction of heading back to work struck, coupled with my weird side-strain that caused a problem sitting still – thanks for all the good wishes by the way. 508 more words
London, May 1381, and the Great Uprising, the Peasants’ Revolt, is nigh. As the Upright Men move their foot-soldiers into position and John of Gaunt seeks to turn matters to his benefit, the Herald of Hell is stalking the streets. 618 more words
Well, that’s another month out of the way – September 2014 has swept past us. September always seems to be a short month for me, as the first month of the school year always keeps me busy. 343 more words
Southwark, February 1381. Very precise with the date there, as people with a good knowledge of medieval history will know that this is the year when the Peasants’ Revolt is on the verge of breakout across England and London in particular. 648 more words
1360, Southwark. The great treasure of the Lombards, borrowed to finance a crusade, was stolen, vanished into thin air along with its guardians. And in the graveyard of St Erconwald’s, the courtesan Guinevere the Golden, dreaming of riches, meets a nasty end… 355 more words