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The King's Evil[Read] ➵ The King's Evil By Edward Marston – Varanus.us A PERILOUS INVESTIGATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON RAVAGED BY THE GREAT FIRE September Meeting in the ashes of a devastated London, Christopher Redmayne, an architect with Cavalier instincts, and Jonath A PERILOUS INVESTIGATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON RAVAGED BY THE GREAT FIRE SeptemberMeeting in the ashes of a devastated London, Christopher Redmayne, an architect with Cavalier instincts, and Jonathan Bale, a Puritan constable, are hardly kindred spirits Redmayne dedicates himself to rebuilding the city that Bale believes was destroyed by its own inner corruption The The King's Kindle - two men are thrown together when they catch thieves who are stealing from the house that Redmayne has designed for Sir Ambrose Northcott The foul murder of Sir Ambrose joins them again, albeit reluctantly, in a complex and dangerous investigation that takes them through the brothels and gaming houses of Restoration London, right to the heart of the King s court.

The King's Evil Epub Ô The King's  Kindle -
  • Paperback
  • 378 pages
  • The King's Evil
  • Edward Marston
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 0749008970

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  1. says:

    Fun, engaging and historically informative, I especially and gratefully appreciate how in the first of his Christopher Redmayne mysteries, how in The King s Evil author Edward Marston allows the friendship between the two main protagonists, between Christopher Redmayne and Jonathan Bale to progress slowly, organically, and yes, even at times very much much awkwardly, painfully and therefore also totally realistically, considering their vast and at first almost insurmountable differences both so Fun, engaging and historically informative, I especially and gratefully appreciate how in the first of his Christopher Redmayne mysteries, how in The King s Evil author Edward Marston allows the friendship between the two main protagonists, between Christopher Redmayne and Jonathan Bale to progress slowly, organically, and yes, even at times very much much awkwardly, painfully and therefore also totally realistically, considering their vast and at first almost insurmountable differences both socially and religiously , that there is not some sudden deus ex machina enlightenment of immediate companionship, of sympathy and compatibility of character discovered as if by magic or by divine grace And indeed, both Redmayne and Bale are conceptualised realistically, with both having like generally and naturally most individuals would their good points, their laudable character traits as well as their faults and while there are indeed scores of potential villains presented by Marston throughout The King s Evil, even they for the most part, and generally appear first and foremost as human beings, and not as monster types or caricatures, which in my opinion actually tends to render their villainy not onlybelievable but alsopotentially frightening upon discovery Now the only personally annoying quibble I do have with regard to The King s Evil is that like with most if not actually all of Edward Marston s historical mysteries I have read to date, I would definitely have appreciated a bitlength and description in The King s Evil as Marston s historical fiction novels always do have such massively interesting premisses and themes, but for me, are usually or at least often rather annoyingly short, with not nearly enough background information presented, or rather worse and frustratingly, background details that are enticingly hinted at, but do not ever quite materialise Still The King s Evil presents athan promising start to an interesting series, and is highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and historical mysteries especially mysteries set in the rather limited time frame of the British Restoration, the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, the reign of King Charles II, who is both amusingly and in many ways, very delightfully accurately portrayed


  2. says:

    I had mixed feelings about this one The mystery was interesting enough, but I couldn t quite believe in Christopher as a man of his time Not a series that I m desperate to keep following.


  3. says:

    The King s Evil is a reprint of the first of the Christopher Redmayne novels, a historical mystery series set in Restoration England This is one of Edward Marston s five historical series and each series has a devoted readership I m particularly fond of the Victorian Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, and the Elizabethan stage manager, Nicholas Bracewell Marston has a solid grip on his craft and all his books are well written, well researched and a most enjoyable read The King The King s Evil is a reprint of the first of the Christopher Redmayne novels, a historical mystery series set in Restoration England This is one of Edward Marston s five historical series and each series has a devoted readership I m particularly fond of the Victorian Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, and the Elizabethan stage manager, Nicholas Bracewell Marston has a solid grip on his craft and all his books are well written, well researched and a most enjoyable read The King s Evil , first published in 1999, sets the Redmayne series off with a cracking plot and two main characters who are delightfully mismatched The novel begins with the fire of London slowly taking hold, and Jonathon Bale, the strong minded, monarch disapproving puritan constable, at work defending his area from its ravages Christopher Redmayne, the Dean of Oxford s son, newly qualified architect, supporter of the restored monarchy, arrives after the fire, and hopes to rebuild a better,beautiful London The pair meet when hunting thieves stealing building materials from the house Redmayne designed, and when Redmayne s employer is murdered they work together to catch the murderer It s a nicely convoluted plot, guessing whodunit or whydunnit is not easy, and the ending leaves the reader looking for the next in the series, if only to see how poor Jonathon Bale copes now he has to work for the King One of the joys of Marston s novels is that light touch of humour and Bale and Redmayne reacting to each other can make a reader laugh out loud Highly recommended


  4. says:

    The King s Evil is the first in a series by Edward Marston who wrote the marvellous Nicholas Bracewell series set in Elizabethan England set during the Restoration and the early years of Charles II s reign The year is 1666, immediately after the Great Fire has decimated London and rebuilding is commencing The book introduces the reader to young and aspiring architect Christopher Redmayne, while the series follows his fortunes and misfortunes Though blessed with great talent, Redmayne s grea The King s Evil is the first in a series by Edward Marston who wrote the marvellous Nicholas Bracewell series set in Elizabethan England set during the Restoration and the early years of Charles II s reign The year is 1666, immediately after the Great Fire has decimated London and rebuilding is commencing The book introduces the reader to young and aspiring architect Christopher Redmayne, while the series follows his fortunes and misfortunes Though blessed with great talent, Redmayne s greatest misfortune appears to be his brother, Henry, a Cavalier reprobate He s also lumbered with a God fearing Dean for a father, a man Henry at least, fearsthan the Lord Himself When thieves are caught ransacking materials from a house Redmayne has been commissioned to build, he s thrown into the company of Jonathan Bale, a Puritan constable who has no time for the likes of Redmayne, let alone his brother Forced to work together, Redmayne and Bale must solve, not only the mystery of the thieves, but also find who s responsible for murdering the owner of the house Redmayne is building, the rather obnoxious, Sir Ambrose Forced to venture into houses of ill repute brothels and gaming wander the crowded, dirty and dangerous streets, endure listening to lies and evasions, and encounter all types of citizens from the highest to the lowest, a grudging respect grows between Bale and Redmayne who find that, despite their wishes, if they want to bring this investigation to a close, two heads are better than one, particularly if they want to remain intact.Well written, Marston has a flair for capturing the period and this book is no exception While Redmayne and Bale are well drawn, the brother, Henry tends to verge on caricature and some of the dialogue lacks the bawdy joy of his earlier series and can be long winded and forced Nonetheless, it was a very enjoyable read and I immediately downloaded the next one in the series


  5. says:

    I ve enjoyed Marstons work before I absolutely love the Elizabethan theatre series so was looking forward to sinking my teeth into this I wasn t disappointed, it is a well written novel laced with action and mystery I love the two unlikely heroes, Christopher and Jonathan and I thought Henry was brilliant Those who enjoy Historical fiction and action will love this.


  6. says:

    To be honest it s4and a half but I ll give him the benefit of the doubt An enjoyable mystery and characters I rather liked but the solution, while feasible, was a bit of a stretch from the information we had I shall, nevertheless, be moving on to the next book with all speed lol


  7. says:

    Bleargh Life is too short to read this book.


  8. says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable book, good pace, well developed plot Look forward to the rest of the series.


  9. says:

    This historical mystery is set mainly in 17th century London, against a background of the Great Fire s aftermath and political and religious tension Christopher Redmayne secures his first commission as an architect, but his job becomescomplicated when he has to deal with theft and then murder Constable Jonathan Bale is involved from a different angle, and the two men are forced to pool their efforts.I m not normally keen on lavish descriptions, but I thought they worked well here to give This historical mystery is set mainly in 17th century London, against a background of the Great Fire s aftermath and political and religious tension Christopher Redmayne secures his first commission as an architect, but his job becomescomplicated when he has to deal with theft and then murder Constable Jonathan Bale is involved from a different angle, and the two men are forced to pool their efforts.I m not normally keen on lavish descriptions, but I thought they worked well here to give a good sense of the historical period The plot moved along nicely I felt towards the end that the author was being obtrusively coy with concealing things from the reader ie being vague about something specific a character noticed when it was right in front of them Additionally, although the banter between characters was fun, it became a bit overdone towards the end.Overall, an enjoyable light read with some interesting historical details


  10. says:

    First published in 1999, The King s Evil is the first in a series of mysteries set in restoration London and featuring the architect Christopher Redmayne This novel spends a lot of time introducing the regular characters of the series, before getting down to the mystery element of the plot The setting is immediately post fire of London in late 1666 1667, and makes good use of conflicts between characters caused by their beliefs in Puritan or Cavalier principles I cannot vouch for the histor First published in 1999, The King s Evil is the first in a series of mysteries set in restoration London and featuring the architect Christopher Redmayne This novel spends a lot of time introducing the regular characters of the series, before getting down to the mystery element of the plot The setting is immediately post fire of London in late 1666 1667, and makes good use of conflicts between characters caused by their beliefs in Puritan or Cavalier principles I cannot vouch for the historical accuracy of the novel the characters seem to have way too much 20th century behaviour to be believable as genuine creatures of the Restoration but it is a great yarn as well as a superb intro to the series

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