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Karen Maitland

3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Karen Maitland
The Gallows Curse (2011)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is the first Karen Maitland book I have read so maybe I disliked it as I was not expecting it to be what it was but I just did not really enjoy this book. The plot is good and the characters are well developed and some of them believable and likeable and yes the description ...
The Vanishing Witch (2014)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book was ok but no where near up to the form of Maitland's earlier books. Set in the reign of Richard II, it tells the tale of a widow who bewitches a wealthy married merchant, it soon turns out that this widow has a bit of a past and the merchant and his family may be in da...
The Falcons of Fire and Ice (2012)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This was different from the other Karen Maitland books I have read, but I really liked it. Just as dark as the others, with a little twist towards the end I did not even consider, so it was a surprise. Much more openly paranormal and supernatural, with a different time period, th...
Company of Liars (2008)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Set in the 14th century during the plague, I thought this tale of a group of travellers trying to outrun the pestilence was great. It explores the relationship between people thrown together in difficult circumstances with the added hardship of living off the land and avoiding a ...
The Owl Killers (2009)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: An excellent novel which brilliantly portrays the life of a peasant in 14th century England - a time of poverty, hunger, exploitation and violence. I thought the supernatural aspect to the ending was unnecessary but this didn't prevent me enjoying the story. Though frankly the se...
Gallows Curse (2011)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: It wasn't awful. But I much preferred Company of Liars.Generally Maitland repeats words far too much for me, particularly verbs (for example, every candle and lantern in the story "gutters". If this is what all light sources do, why does it need to be mentioned? Repeatedly?); I'm...
Falcons of Fire and Ice Air (2013)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The ending of this book really disappointed me. Not because it wasn't done well....because I wanted it to be different!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this had a little bit of everything: mystery, adventure, romance, multiple villains, secrets and suspense. It was an i...
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