There are a lot of plot threads in this book, and I admit that at times I got very lost and very confused. Doherty has never been one to shy away from painting 14th century London in all its gruesome, gory and violent detail. The descriptive passages enhance the story, allowing the reader to vividly visualize an unfamiliar setting without detracting from the page-turning pace desirable in a light mystery. And as the Wars of the Roses looms, an even greater foe is poised to rock the foundations of England, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest. Doherty has written many historical dramas,most of them have been entertaining reads.
This is seriously enjoyable novel from Doherty, the characters are well-formed and have personalities, the research is superb and the plot doesn't let up. When Roseblood is summoned by Sevigny to stand trial for a crime he knows he didn't commit, their paths cross in ways that alter them both for ever. His children have studied in the same school where he works as the Headmaster. The cat and mouse chase begins and we are thrown into a world of spies, double agents, secrets and lies and a tangled web of intrigue. What is to follow is a story of love and hate, fighting courage and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal towards royalty, as well as strength and weakness in dealing with hardship and pain, and all that for glory, for power and for that ultimate goal, to survive in an England which is in a turmoil of hostilities. This latest book is written in a more linear style, without a mystery for the reader to solve.
The White Rose: Ruthless Richard of York has his eye firmly set on the crown - and plenty of powerful allies who will do anything to help him win it. Simon Roseblood—London lord, taverner, and alderman—is one of few loyal servants left to fight his cause. Treason of the Ghosts was named one of ' Best of this year's crime novels in 2000. Simon Roseblood and his family are being stalked by LeCorbeil. The portrayal of Simon Roseblood as a lord of the streets with true power of his own creates what can be seen almost as a city within a city. These have been published in the United States by St. Corrupt city officials have indicted Simon, led by Amadeus Savigny a city clerk who works for Richard Duke of York.
We are teased with suspicions and then taken behind closed doors into hushed cells to learn the truth. He has been published under several pseudonyms: , , , , , and but now writes only under his own name. A born speaker and trained lecturer Paul Doherty can hold and entertain audiences. In Roseblood we meet two men who are on opposite sides of the conflict. . Henchman Amadeus Sevigny makes no bones about enforcing his own authority and asserting law and order at York's command.
Simon Roseblood is a taverner, alderman, career criminal, and loyal servant of the House of Lancaster. As a loyal Yorkist, Sevigny is in direct opposition to Simon Roseblood and they are first drawn together when Sevigny tries to frame Roseblood for a crime he didn't commit — only to discover that Roseblood is his equal when it comes to plotting and scheming. The intrigue, deception, cruelty and loss of life happened as depicted, even if many of the characters and their interactions have been created by the author. And throughout all of this, LeCorbeil wait in the background for their chance to complete their destruction of the Roseblood family. I was certainly left with the impression that he had thoroughly researched every aspect of both the setting and the time period, which is obviously a good thing! Paul worked in Ascot, Nottingham and Crawley West Sussex before being appointed as Headmaster to Trinity Catholic School in September 1981.
He has been published under several pseudonyms: , , , , , and but now writes only under his own name. This is seriously enjoyable novel from Doherty, the characters are well-formed and have personalities, the research is superb and the plot doesn't let up. There is a very ambiguous ending, leaving the possibility of a sequel to Roseblood. But, he decided not to proceed with it and rather joined the Liverpool University, thereby obtaining his degree with First Class Honors in the subject of History. The Red Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are numbered. I enjoyed the unremitting pace, the satisfying denouement which depicted the violence of the times unflinchingly.
And as the Wars of the Roses looms, an even greater foe is poised to rock the foundations of England, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest. He is also the Headmaster of in , England. And as the Wars of the Roses looms, an even greater foe is poised to rock the foundations of England, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest. Deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother, he surely cannot last on the throne for long. I'm surprised that I've never come across Paul Doherty before, as he appears to have written a huge number of historical novels, many of them mysteries, under several different pseudonyms. In Roseblood we meet two men who are on opposite sides of the conflict. Then, he stopped his academic studies as he believed he did not belong to that world and started working as a secondary school teacher.
He has been published under several pseudonyms: , , , , , and but now writes only under his own name. It was actually a bit too descriptive for me at times — almost like walking down a busy street and having your senses assailed by so many sounds, sights and smells that you start to feel overwhelmed — but I'm sure other readers will love the level of detail he goes into. The portrayal of Simon Roseblood as a lord of the streets with true power of his own creates what can be seen almost as a city within a city. Several of his many pen names include, P. We get teasing glimpses of the conflicting motivations that drive Amadeus Savigny between fulfilling his duties to Duke Richard and Duchess Cecily and his love of beautiful fey Katherine Roseblood. He was born on September 21, 1946 in Middlesbrough, The United Kingdom and underwent basic schooling as a child and then went on to study for the Catholic Priesthood for three years at Durham. Author Paul has used a number of pen names other than his real name for writing different kinds of novels.
A bit of a job to finish in fact. He went to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, whilst there he met his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt. The story introduces us to spies, double agents, family members with secrets, and a church that exerts power and fear whilst protecting its own web of intrigue. Paul Doherty is one of the prominent English authors of his time who has written some very interesting books based on the historical mystery and thriller genres as well as some critically acclaimed nonfiction history books. When Roseblood is summoned by Sevigny to stand trial for a crime he knows he didn't commit, their paths cross in ways that alter them both forever.