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Martyr: A Novel of Tudor Intrigue

Martyr - Rory Clements A short notice purchase, it was the best of sainsbury's limited selection... ... And it was truely dire! There was a believeable framework, but there was superimposed on this a far fetched mess of a story. Set in Elizabeth 1's reign, it concerns the unravelling of a plot by the Spanish to kill Sir Francis Drake. So far so good. However there is also a brutal murder that appears to be linked to the plot, which muddies the waters somewhat. Some of the characters are exteremely unpleasant, and are cardboard cut out bullies. There are more murders here than in an episode of Midsommer Murders. The sex scene occurs somewhat unexpectedly and the ending is utterly unsatisfactory (both for the lead characters and the reader). In short, not the best £4 I've ever spent in my life and I certainly won't be looking out for episode 2