Marquess House trilogy by Alexandra Walsh. Released 2nd June 2019 by Sapere, it's 475 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.
This is a dual time line historical thriller with a parallel narrative. The plots intertwine
between 1557-1586 and 2018. The stories are well labeled and aren't
confusing to keep track of. The writing is consistent and the additional
historical details are interesting. I'm a huge fan of the period, so it
was exciting to see the stories intertwine with historical occurrences
resonating profoundly down to the present day.
In some ways it reminded me a lot of The Da Vinci Code. Shadowy
conspiracy history thugs, and a lone academic (with sidekicks) foiling
all their nefarious plans. I have to admit that I really did enjoy the
book most when I just silenced my suspension of disbelief's annoying
whine and tossed it into to the closet. For readers who are looking for
meticulous verisimilitude and realistic plot devices, this one might not
fit the bill. On the other hand, for readers who (even secretly) love
Dan Brown, and movies like National Treasure (with a dash of Indiana
Jones on the side), this one could be a good selection.
For Kindle Unlimited subscribers; this title is
available in the KU subscription to borrow and download for free. It's also worth noting that the ebook format
has a handy interactive table of
contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've
really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.
It was a bit too 'Mission Impossible' for me personally, but I've no doubt it'll be turned into an expensive movie soon. Three stars for me personally, four+ stars for fans of the historical thriller in the Dan Brown mold.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.