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e-Book Gallows Curse download

e-Book Gallows Curse download

by Karen Maitland

ISBN: 0241958369
ISBN13: 978-0241958360
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Export (March 1, 2012)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. First published 2011. The moral right of the author has been asserted.

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The Gallows Curse Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 2011. This is a most unwholesome story. Maitland's other two books, Company of Liars and The Owl Killers were dark yet enjoyable books which were well-plotted and highly atmospheric, original tales

The Gallows Curse Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 2011. by. Karen Maitland (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Maitland's other two books, Company of Liars and The Owl Killers were dark yet enjoyable books which were well-plotted and highly atmospheric, original tales. This one is even darker and has the extremely disturbing elements of child prostitution & rape, depraved witchcraft (the spirit of of a mutilated baby is conjured up to wreak mayhem), hints of bestiality - it goes on and on.

The Thirteenth century has just begun and King John has fallen out with the Pope, leaving babies to lie unbaptised in their cradles and corpses in unconsecrated ground. But there are others who will defy Osborn’s brutal regime to save a girl who once took part in the secrets and strange rituals of the mano. ead an extract. Read an extract of The Gallows Curse (PDF download). How The Gallows Curse came to be written.

Karen Maitland travelled and worked in many parts of the United Kingdom before finally settling in the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln. She is the author of The White Room, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers and The Gallows Curse. Библиографические данные.

Books related to The Gallows Curse. More by Karen Maitland. A Gathering of Ghosts.

The Gallows' Curse was published by Penguin Books in March 2011

Karen Maitland (born 1956, in England) is a British author of medieval thriller fiction  . The Gallows' Curse was published by Penguin Books in March 2011. She has co-written several titles in the Medieval Murderers series with medieval crime writers including Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Susanna Gregory, and Philip Gooden.

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Juce
I didn't like this book as much as what remains, in my opinion, Maitland's masterpiece, "Company of Liars". Too many of the characters are mere stereotypes and lack depth. The only interesting figure is the madam, and we end up not knowing too much about her past either. The plot is highly unlikely and somewhat repetitive. I am waiting for a better release by the same author.

Nothing personal
I'm not sure any of her books will ever live up to A Company of Liars for me, but this was another solid offering. Typical Maitland in that it is atmospheric, disturbing, includes S&M, is almost impossible to put down, and doesn't exactly end with kittens and rainbows. Great read, though!

in waiting
Good read. Well thought out. I like medieval mysteries and this is a good one.

Walan
An awesome book that takes you on a tour through the time of John Lackland - about a young village girl with a dark destiny, surrounded by witches, freaks and brutal Norman noblemen. I am not ashamed to use the cliche "unputdownable" because it is!

Iaiastta
Very good historical book

Thoginn
This is a most unwholesome story. Maitland's other two books, Company of Liars and The Owl Killers were dark yet enjoyable books which were well-plotted and highly atmospheric, original tales. This one is even darker and has the extremely disturbing elements of child prostitution & rape, depraved witchcraft (the spirit of of a mutilated baby is conjured up to wreak mayhem), hints of bestiality - it goes on and on. It's almost a twisted Carson McCullers tale: complete with a dwarf, a humunculus of a man with an unnaturally high voice and a caged monk with no hands who is treated like a wild animal. Take your pick of misfits here.

Long story short: a girl (Elena) is accused of killing her baby, stands to be hanged but is instead whisked to safety at, of all things, a whorehouse run by a female dwarf, Ma, who is about as reprehensible a character as I've run across in a long time. Elena has come into possession of a mandrake via two witches who have nefarious plans for the poor girl. The mandrake is an entity unto itself and is used in several acts of vengeance against any who would harm the girl or those she loves. It is a convoluted and exasperating journey through the pages of this book, though it did hold my interest.

I personally would have liked a more authentic manner of medieval speech, though I realize that may have made it less accessible to the modern reader. Maitland does have a marvelous gift for storytelling and this book is set against the backdrop of King John's merciless reign in the 1100's, where priests are cast out and Catholic practices forbidden. She does a great job of evoking a paranoid and superstitious medieval society. But this book meandered off the path too much for me and was so disturbing that I felt dirty just having read it. So, if you choose to read it, proceed with caution...

Shalinrad
I found this book interesting and a good read. However, it is not a light read. It left me feeling sad, because this is not a feel good story. If you are looking for a light read, this is not it. But if you like mystery/ magic, then this is a good read.

Don't waste your time or money on this book. There is nothing authentic or believable in the plot or characters.

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