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The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale | [Oliver Pötzsch]

The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

It is 1648, a small village in the Alps: In the thick of a blizzard,a town priest discovers he’s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength and scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. But the priest’s murderer is already on their trail, and he’s not the only one after the legendary fortune: a dark monk is not far behind,and a band of thieves is roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.
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It is 1648, a small village in the Alps: In the thick of a blizzard,a town priest discovers he’s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength and scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. But the priest’s murderer is already on their trail, and he’s not the only one after the legendary fortune: a dark monk is not far behind,and a band of thieves is roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic. The race is on, and the stakes are high.

Delivering on the promise of his first book, Oliver Pötzsch takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavaria’s ancient monasteries, bringing to life the compassionate hangman - who’s destined to join the ranks of literature’s most beloved characters.

©2012 Oliver Pötzsch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer MOODY, TEXAS, United States 11-14-13
    Amazon Customer MOODY, TEXAS, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2013

    Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.

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    Where does The Dark Monk rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the good ones. I really like the attitudes in the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Monk?

    When the Dr. finds out that the Priest's Sister is really not his sister and he lets her escape.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked it when the hangman's daughter takes care of the man who is trying to acoust her on the boat.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the Dr. is trying to save little Clara and he is scared that he may not be able to do anything for her.


    Any additional comments?

    These are very interesting stories and the author takes them from his family past and what he believes could have happened during this time. Great imagination.

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    S. Hickman Kingwood, TX United States 09-29-13
    S. Hickman Kingwood, TX United States 09-29-13
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    I just got bored. The story was she gets jealous (old tired storyline!) Things happen but don't really draw you in. It just felt like going around a round a bout with no direction.

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    Deborah MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 09-05-13
    Deborah MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Scavenger hunt for holy relics"

    I didn't like this one as much as the first. The story was not as exciting without the children involved and without the suspense of the Mid-wife awaiting her fate in the prison. This one was more of a scavenger hunt for holy relics. I had developed strong feelings for the Hangman, his daughter and Simon so it was nice to be with them again even if the story wasn't as good as the first novel. I will read the 3rd.

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    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 07-25-13
    Codger Hyannis, MA USA 07-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    I like the series, but wish that more time had been used to round out the tale. Alot of the plot smacks of the fantasical - too much so for a book that's supposed to be an historical novel. I really want to like to like it more than I actually do.

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    Janelle moree, Australia 06-20-13
    Janelle moree, Australia 06-20-13 Member Since 2010

    Book junkie

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    "Atmospheric, vivid, painterly"

    This series is so intricate. Research extraordinary and the people real yet set in an era that is so difficult to imagine except through this book

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    george Bathurst, Australia 06-13-13
    george Bathurst, Australia 06-13-13 Member Since 2011

    New Trickster

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    "Story Telling of the highest quality."

    Read the Hangman's Daughter first to get a feel for this book.

    But even if you dont, this second story in the series will keep you riveted to your kindle or whatever else you use to listen to Grover Gardner, telling Oliver's stories.

    I enjoyed very minute!!

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