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"The Beggar King is a richly appointed historical novel, a compelling tapestry of violence, intrigue, and tenderness. Pötzsch drags you into his beautifully rendered and dangerous seventeenth-century Europe and doesn't let you escape until the final climactic page."
—Glenn Cooper, international bestselling author of Secret of the Seventh Son
"Twists and turns enmesh both the characters and the reader in this absorbing tale that captures, with an authenticity that is truly rare, the sounds and sights and smells of seventeenth-century Germany. A gripping story of love, betrayal, and long-delayed revenge."
—James Becker, author of The Moses Stone
"The Beggar King weaves a fascinating web of intrigue that invokes much more than just the intricate politics of 17th-century Germany. Oliver Pötzsch has brought to life the heady smells and tastes, the true reality of an era we've never seen quite like this before. The hangman Jakob and his feisty daughter Magdalena are characters we will want to root for in many books to come."—Katherine Neville, bestselling author of The Eight and The Magic Circle
Praise for The Dark Monk
"Swift and sure, compelling as any conspiracy theory, persuasive as any spasm of paranoia, The Dark Monk grips you at the base of your skull and doesn't let go."
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz
"Oliver Pötzsch takes readers on a darkly atmospheric visit to seventeenth-century Bavaria in his latest adventure. With enough mystery and intrigue to satisfy those who like gritty historical fiction, The Dark Monk has convincing characters, rip-roaring action, and finely-drawn settings."
—Deborah Harkness, author of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night
"Weaving together the mystery of a murdered priest, a Templar treasure, and a kind-hearted hangman, Oliver Pötzsch's The Dark Monk is a labyrinth of clues and rich characters in seventeenth-century Bavaria. Pötzsch keeps the action boiling, the clues intriguing, and the history fascinating and authentic."
—William Dietrich, author of The Emerald Storm
Lee Chadeayne is a former classical musician and college professor. He was one of the charter members of the American Literary Translators Association and is editor-in-chief of ALTA News.
I like historical fiction so I can learn some history with an interesting story.
This book had so many ins and outs to the plot that I though it was a little too much for this reader to keep track of and as such the story dragged on a bit.
The story had interesting twists and turns and the characters are well developped and engaging.
The hangman Jakob Kuisl received news that a family member is sick, so he goes off to the big city to help. Only he manages to find himself the one in need of help. Read morePublished 6 days ago by HoneyBunny:Sweet&Charming/MidNiteVelvetBunny
Well, with each addition to the series, the shortcomings become more apparent. Very formulaic, I am afraid. You know how the Harry Potter series evolved over time... Read morePublished 8 days ago by richard
Very good but tired of Magdalena getting kidnapped and rescued. I want her to rescue Simon.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Another exciting little mystery, just like the first two. Easy reading. One thing this author does is, includes a tour of his story in the real city he is writing about. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julia Bock
Was not what I had anticipated, felt it was more of a modern plot rather than a reflection of the times. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bernie Bradfield