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Paul Doherty has taken Chaucer's Canterbury tales and retold them as horror stories. It is an interesting concept and if you like horror stories with a Medieval Twist you will enjoy these. Like all of Doherty's books this one is based on facts -- for this tale it is John Puddlicott's great robbery of the English Crown Jewel in 1303. The monks of Westminister Abbey were seduced into aiding Pudlicott.
Since this has been turned into a horror story we find Brother Anslem exorcising Demons and solving the murders of whores -- many over the years has disappeared in the night to satisfy satanic rituals and blood drinkers.
If you like horror stories you will enjoy this and Andress Wincott is an outstanding narrator.
Now you are probably asking why I rated the story so low. Well I frankly have never liked Doherty's version of the Canterbury tales. Although I like this author very much, this series does not appeal to me, although many readers love it and find it his best work. I guess I am not into horror stories. But if you like horror stories you will enjoy this book.
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If you could sum up The Midnight Man in three words, what would they be?
Chaucer. vampires. politics.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I really enjoyed the exorcist character.
Any additional comments?
This book is actually part of a Paul Doherty series. Sort of a dark Canterbury tales. It does stand alone quite well, though.