Tuesday, 16 August 2011

CRIME REVIEW: Hill of Bones - The Medieval Murderers

Release Date: 07/07/11


Cerdic, a young boy who has the ability to see into the future, has a mysterious treasure in his possession. A blind old woman once gave him a miniature knife with an ivory bear hilt - the symbol of King Arthur - and told him that when the time comes he will know what he has to do with it. But when he and his brother, Baradoc, are enlisted into King Arthur's army, he finds that trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. When Baradoc dies fighting with King Arthur in an ambush of the Saxons on Solsbury Hill, Cerdic buries the dagger in the side of the hill as a personal tribute to his brother. Throughout history, Solsbury Hill continues to be the scene of murder, theft and the search for buried treasure. Religion, politics and the spirit of King Arthur reign over the region, wreaking havoc and leaving a trail of corpses and treasure buried in the hill as an indication of its turbulent past.


Here within the latest title from the Medieval Murderers is a set of tales that will thrill and entertains throughout. Each authors brings their own unique writing style to the fore allowing the reader to dip into and savour a whole host of short stories whilst they maintain a common theme. It’s well written, it has a whole host of talent and for me, it’s a great way to sample authors that you may not yet have tried whilst getting a story from a firm favourite.

All in this was a very satisfactory set and one that will generate more than one dark nights nightmares. Eerie, harrowing and of course a set of stories that were you to look back on history, ones that demonstrate without exception that we’re not as advanced as we think we are.

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