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The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, #1) Summer, 1643England Is At War With Itself King Charles I Has Fled London, His Negotiations With Parliament In Tatters The Country Is Consumed By Bloodshed.For Thomas Hill, A Man Of Letters Quietly Running A Bookshop In The Rural Town Of Romsey, Knowledge Of The War Is Limited To The Rumours That Reach The Local Inn.When A Stranger Knocks On His Door One Night And Informs Him That The King S Cryptographer Has Died, Everything Changes Aware Of Thomas S Background As A Mathematician And His Expertise In Codes And Ciphers, The King Has Summoned Him To His Court In Oxford.On Arrival, Thomas Soon Discovers That Nothing At Court Is Straightforward There Is Evidence Of A Traitor In Their Midst Brutal Murder Follows Brutal Murder And When A Vital Message Encrypted With A Notoriously Unbreakable Code Is Intercepted, He Must Decipher It To Reveal The King S Betrayer And Prevent The Violent Death That Failure Will Surely Bring. Thomas Hill is a book seller who has invited his widowed sister and her children to live with with him in Romsey His life is quiet and predictable until a stranger knocks on his door and tells him that the king needs his help When he arrives in Oxford, it is nothing like he remembers but with the help of a friend he starts work Treachery, romance and adventure ensue This was a decent mystery but with far, far too much math I m not sure how much of this book I skipped because of the descript Thomas Hill is a book seller who has invited his widowed sister and her children to live with with him in Romsey His life is quiet and predictable until a stranger knocks on his door a I recommend this book I read a promotional e copy from.The read was easy, and the author s writing mechanics were excellent The errors were too few to mention The book was neither too long nor too short The author kept his character count manageable The book was set in the mid 1600 s during the English civil wars The Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses were over Midway through the book I got somewhat confused because I was reading about monks, friars and abbeys which were I recommend this book I read a promotional e copy from.The read was easy, and the author s writing mechanics were excellent The errors were too few to mention The book was neither too long nor too short The author kept his character count manageable The book was set in the mid 1600 s during the English civil wars The Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses were over Midway through the book I got somewhat confused because I was reading about monks, friars and abbeys which were too Catholic sounding for Really enjoyed it I bought it to read tomorrow on a long flight, just had a quick look to see what it was like and finished it last night Now to find another book for a long plane journey. Review A nice well written story, that is fun and engaging to read Nice characters, and the writing is very atmospheric taking the reader back in time the My problem really is to me there felt like there were mistakes to do with religious orders, soldiers uniforms etc Some were minor and it is fictional but as its historical fiction i would expect basics like uniform to be right if you want to app The King s Spy is the second Civil War novel I ve read as part of the Transworld Historical Fiction Reading Challenge And while both novels contain Royalist viewpoints though neither are wholly so they each give a totally different view of the proceedingsThe Bleeding Land , the other novel mentioned, is farfocused on the visceral reality of the battles and motivations of the Civil War, on what it meant for people not in power and how the Civil War affected families and communities The King s Spy is the second Civil War novel I ve read as part of the Transworld Historical Fiction Reading Challenge And while both novels contain Royalist viewpoints though neither are wholly so they each give a totally different view of the proceedingsThe Bleeding Land , the other novel mentioned, is farfocused on the visceral reality of the battles and motivations of the Civil War, on what it meant for people not in power and how the Civil War affected families and communities While we also see Thomas torn from his family by a summons from the King to Oxf I loved this book the first of a trilogy Extremely well researched, set in a very interesting period The English Civil War which is a period less common in historical mystery writing and with engaging and involving characters The information on codebreaking and cypher solving was really interesting too You really get a feel for the dirt and muck of the period, especially in the prison scenes On a personal note, it was largely set in Oxford, where I attended summer school last year, so th I Five stars for this.A historical period which is easy to find plots and drama but the characters make this book A clever hero with just the right touch of steel Twists and turns that drive a tale of spies and codes which never bores Great great A very decent debut novel from author Andrew Swanston Set against the backdrop of the English Civil War, around the time of the Battle of Newbury The main character Thomas Hill, a bookseller from a small rural town, is commandeered to assist Charles I with codes and ciphers, encrypting and decrypting He must leave the secure home that he shares with his beloved sister and nieces in Romsey, and relocate temporarily to Oxford.The book twists and turns and has you guessing The who is bad who i A very decent debut novel from author Andrew Swanston Set against the backdrop of the English Civil War, around the time of the Battle of Newbury The main character Thomas Hill, a bookseller from a small rural town, is commandeered to assist Charles I with codes and ciphers, encrypting and decrypting He must Poor Thomas Hill enjoying life as a book seller during king Charles 1st England, dragged into decrypting messages for the king, had the love of his life murdered as well as his life long friend Very enjoyable yarn and


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