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The Herald of Hell by Paul Doherty

The Herald of Hell: A Brother Athelstan novel of Medieval London (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery) - Paul Doherty

Eye-catching cover? Definitely.
Smart & underestimated monk/detective? Check.
Plantagenet drama? Of course!

Everything about this book supported the idea that I would like it, maybe even love it, but it never caught on. There are some great descriptions of 14th century London but the characters all left me wanting something more.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing a review copy of this book. Opinions are my own.