Andrew Swanston (Pdf ebook) The King's Spy

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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 brin. 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 proceedings The Bleeding Land the other novel mentioned is far focused 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 Oxford and he does see battle the Civil War is far less central to the story Instead it is the backdrop against which Swanston is able to set his The Coquette and the Boarding School reveal the king's betrayer and prevent the violent death that failure will surely brin. The King s Spy is the second Civil War novel I ve Imagimorphia 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 proceedings The Bleeding Land the other novel mentioned is far focused on the visceral The Book of Beginnings 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 Oxford and he does see battle the Civil War is far less central to the story Instead it is the backdrop against which Swanston is able to set his

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The King's Spy

L innWhen 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 OxfordOn arrival Thomas soon discovers that nothing. Really enjoyed it I bought it to read tomorrow on a long flight just had a uick look to see what it was like and finished it last night Now to find another book for a long plane journey December 2019Perhaps because I read this on kindle on a long haul flight I had no memory of having read it before until I was about two thirds of the way through when I began to wonder Checked and here it was on GR not just in the Kindle library

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Summer 1643England is at war with itself King Charles I has fled London his negotiations with Parliament in tatters The country is consumed by bloodshedFor Thomas Hill a man of letters uietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the loca. I honestly don t know how something that includes so many exciting things could be so monotonously DULLWhat the story promises Murder lies betrayal torture secret codes and mystery all set during one of the most exciting periods of history What we get Dude is assigned code to break Detailed explanation of code breaking Only this is a tough one so he goes for a walk Then goes back to trying to break the code Then goes for a walk Then tries code breaking again Another walk Gosh this secret is really something isn t itI ll be honest I was mostly skimming from about 50 pages in and I did not miss anythingSo disappointed by this because it should have been so much exciting than it was But there s just no emotion


10 thoughts on “The King's Spy

  1. says:

    I read historical fiction a lot love the settings of a look back into history This is a great historical novel Enjoyed this read I got to know this writer only recently when I spotted his last book Incendium published this year Could not find any books until it turned out that his other books like this one are registered on Goodreads under AD Swanston instead of Andrew And oh yeah this is part one of a series

  2. says:

    A must read for the lovers of a good historical novel

  3. says:

    I honestly don't know how something that includes so many exciting things could be so monotonously DULLWhat the story promises Murder lies betrayal torture secret codes and mystery all set during one of the most exciting periods of history What we get Dude is assigned code to break Detailed explanation of code breaking Only this is a tough one so he goes for a walk Then goes back to trying to break the code Then goes for a walk Then tries c

  4. says:

    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 a

  5. says:

    Really enjoyed it I bought it to read tomorrow on a long flight just had a uick look to see what it was like and finished it last night Now to find another book for a long plane journey 😊December 2019Perhaps because I re

  6. says:

    I recommend this book I read a promotional e copy from The read was easy and the author's writing mechanics were excellent The erro

  7. says:

    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 uiet 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

  8. says:

    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 vi

  9. says:

    ReviewA 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 appeal fully to this genrehappy for the author to

  10. says:

    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

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