Brilliant, bookish Christopher Marlowe is fifteen years old and desperate to qualify for a scholarship to the King's School in order to escape his brutal father. But the only man who could have helped him has been murdered... and now the killers are looking for Kit. A fast-paced historical mystery by the author of KAREN MEMORY and the author of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR. ...
|Title||:||The Cobbler's Boy|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||190 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Cobbler's Boy Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this, and it could've been much longer for my money.
Enjoyable little mystery, set in a time when Protestant and Catholic ideas were not allowed to coexist in England. The language is slightly antiquated, particularly in dialogue (thees and thous, and some word usage), but not as antiquated as, say, Shakespeare (who was born in the same year as Christopher Marlowe, the playwright upon whom "Kit" Marlowe is presumably based).
I wish it had been longer.
In under 200 pages, Bear and Addison create a fully-developed story complete with action, intrigue, drama, and romance. What impressed me in particular was how much trouble I had discerning where one author stopped and the other picked up - their voices and styles mesh together so seamlessly. I really enjoyed this little novella and I am eager to read more by both authors.
I wish there had been more of this - it’s sweet and charming despite a very heavy dose of domestic abuse. An odd combination that I trust these authors to handle well - and they do. We get an interesting slice of Christopher Marlowe’s early life (fictitious? I think he died in a tavern but not much more) and I can only assume the authors are a little fascinated with him. Not a classic but very, very well executed.
This is a brand new collaboration between two excellent authors. Oddly enough, it's a little outside either one's typical genre -- rather than fantasy or science fiction, this one is a historical mystery.
This is a quick, entertaining story of the teenaged Christopher Marlowe (yes, that one) in Elizabethan England, following him along as he becomes embroiled in: 1. solving a murder; 2. rooting out a group of scheming "Marianists" (supporters of Mary, Queen of Scots); 3. saving the life of a Queen ...more
This is a really fun murder mystery/adventure set in 16th-century Canterbury as a 15 year old Christopher Marlowe, the future playwright, struggles to build a future beyond what his abusive father (the cobbler of the title) envisions for him. Oh, and someone's just murdered the older scholar friend who gave him a window into a new world.
Enter Tom Watson (a real historical figure, though used fictitiously) who is also trying to solve the murder. Unfortunately, this puts both Kit and Watson in gra ...more