Friday, August 1, 2014

The Poisoned Pilgrim

The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch

This is the latest book in the Hangman's Daughter series.

I think this is a great series of historical fiction and Potzsch ends his books with a tour guide of the town (or locale) where the book takes place.  He points out the buildings that still stand that were featured in his novel and gives you good insight into the historical events that transpired.

This book takes place in 1666 at and around the monastery at Andechs. As always, he covers what passed for medicine at the time but also gives us insight as to the advancements in science and the experiments that were being done at the time.  We also get to meet an automaton which were apparently all the rage in the more cosmopolitan areas of the era.

I highly recommend this series but start at the beginning so you get the full benefit of the character development over the course of the four books.

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