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The Serpent's Mark

The Jackdaw Mysteries, Book 2
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Series: The Jackdaw Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs
4.7 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Summary

A smart and gripping tale of conspiracy, murder and espionage in Elizabethan London. Treason sleeps for no man....

London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, returns to his old haunts on London's lawless Bankside. But when the queen's spymaster Robert Cecil asks him to investigate the dubious practices of a mysterious doctor from Switzerland, Nicholas is soon embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens not just the life of an innocent young patient but the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth herself.  

With fellow healer and mistress of the Jackdaw tavern Bianca Merton again at his side, Nicholas is drawn into a dangerous world of zealots, charlatans and fanatics. As their own lives become increasingly at risk, they find themselves confronting the greatest treason of all: the spectre of a bloody war between the faiths....

©2019 S. W. Perry (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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very well read

really enjoyed the storyline but mainly the reading. looking forward to next one . enjoyed first book as well.

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thoroughly enjoyable

we'll written, well read great storyline when is the next book due to be released?

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Similar to bk1 but still good

I enjoyed the Angels Mark as I like this period of History and I have got to know and like the characters. It is well written and lots of action in there. Plenty of ‘who controls who?’ type twists. Not annoyingly soppy and heartfelt at the same time is not an easy balance to strike. Similar but not the same as Angels Mark. I will be looking out for the other books in the series. It is well read on audible. Recommended especially to Toby Clements and CJ Samsom fans.

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excellent, just as good as the first book

great listen, exciting storyline, well performed. I love the protagonists and hope there's a third book on it's way.

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Outstanding historical story

An excellent read, listen.Looking forward to the next in the series. Story and characters believable.

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Second in the series - couldn't resist it!

Really enjoyed this book. Couldn't wait to listen after the first one & not at all disappointed. I hadn't liked the narrator at first but I'm so pleased he has done all three books. He does a very good job. These are long books and well worth purchasing but I would strongly recommend reading them in order. Off to start no three

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the serpents mark

fantastic is all I can say gripping storyline that just gets better as it continues on looking forward to hearing the third book. compelling stuff fantastic narration I urge you to listen to this

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Brilliant

Book two does not disappoint. Believable characters excellent story line. I find myself fully immersed in the story. Well researched - highly recommend

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Another superb reading

Kris Dyer is one of the best narrators of Audio books. His ability to recall the voice of each character as the story proceeds is nothing short of amazing. There is nothing off-putting in his performance and he paces it beautifully. The book itself was another wonderful piece of fiction with the added benefit of historical references that allow the reader (or listener) to imagine the era in which the story is set in such a descriptive way that one could almost be there. I have loved both of The Jackdaw Mysteries books and very much look forward to more adventures. If you like Historical mysteries and fiction, I heartily recommend this and ‘The Angel’s Mark’.

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Poor plot/storyline, boring and confusing (at times) listen.

Genuinely sorry I persevered with this sequel. All round, very poor! A chore at times.