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I wish I could give a 3.5 star rating. Six Geese A-Slaying was good fun, with the author's trademark wacky sense of humour, and of course, lots of animals to join in the fun. I felt that this book was better plotted than some of her previous outings. I think too that the heroine, Meg, was less pushed around than in previous stories. I approve whole-heartedly!
Bargain price purchase. This story is about a young boy who has been abducted, then returned in mute state. He is afraid to tell anyone what has happened when he was gone. A suspect is apprehended, a mild-mannered professor at the local college, and Ellen North much bring the case to trial and try to unravel why another child has been taken while the suspet is in jail. I like Tami Hoag and this was an engaging book.
Sharon Kay Penman has the ability as a story-teller to hold interest page after page, and I always save the author's notes for savoring in the end: when it is revealed the factual bits on which the novel relies. Sometimes truth is indeed as strange or stranger than fiction. Bringing real historical figures to light is her particular talent. Falls the Shadow tells the tale of a weak king (Henry III of England) and an idealistic and proud reformer (Simon de Montfort) and the troubled time of rebellion that this juxtaposition in history of their lives brings about. It was years between the time I read Here be Dragons, and this, the second in the trilogy... reading several other of the author's works between. I doubt it will be as long before I pick up the third (The Reckoning), as I want to see "what happens next" with Llewellyn!