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I gave a positive review to the first book in this series by Martin Jensen; however, this time around I feel that we readers have been let down a bit. Winston takes much more of a back seat to Halfden this time around, as the murder of a monk baffles the duo. I found the story much less compelling here, and recalled that the threat of the King's wrath added necessary tension to "The King's Hounds." I did enjoy the addition of Alfilda to the sleuthing pair, but wish her character could be given more to do than brood and stare out windows. Would it be a better series if the author took us into the minds and perspectives of the three central characters? I think perhaps so. Napoleon Ryan does a good job again in his narration, though his pacing is very languid and occasionally it sounds as though he needs to spit.
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not a bad story but I am done with these books. I don't want to read shit about grown men kissing 12 year old girls. no thanks.
Maybe not great literature but entertaining and a good storyline you could follow without suspending belief at the solution
I'm glad I decided to give book 2 a go after being put off by the narration in book 1. Same narrator, but he upped the speed of his presentation so that it was more than acceptable. I hope more of these get translated and read, as the era is fascinating.