- File Size: 580 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Publication Date: May 4, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZGWQW0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,890 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Liberties of London (Red Ned Tudor series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
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The complicated lead-in actually seemed a bit unnecessary for the storyline. I felt the author was trying to make more of the background than seemed warranted at times.
Author House indicates he heeds readers' concerns about typos and will "root them out." Well...have at the following:
~one use of effecting for affecting
~"chance of 'loosing' him again"
~"...hair that had first 'drew' his interest"
~"lent" against a wall (leant)
~"ascent" used for "assent"
~"anything other 'and' sneering disdain"
~Newgate 'Goal' for Gaol
It took a while to get into the story and there were numerous ill-explained relationships; the elusive lamb "Walter" was an enigma in terms of how he became as knowledgable as the character portrayed.
The author managed to convey the flavor of "olde" London although it sometimes seemed to overlap with Dickens' settings several hundred years apart.
I could have done without the insertion of so much religious blather which without more background was nigh incomprehensible at times.
I actively disliked the character of Meg Black despite her pyrotechnics. One assumes she demonstrates some redeeming characteristics in other books of the series. On a positive note I found the "daemon" vs. "better angel" to be entertaining.
For what is on the surface just a game of cat and mouse, the book weaves enough of the times, the reality of life back then, to make it an engaging romp. Red Ned makes a wonderful choice as the "hero" of the piece.
Slightly debauched, cunning (well he is a lad studying to be a lawyer) he finds himself drawn further into a situation he spends all the book extracting himself from.
looking forward to reading the rest of the series as they become available.
The kindle version was excellent value. Looking forward to another Red Ned story.
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