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The Cavalier Of The Apocalypse (2009)

by Susanne Alleyn(Favorite Author)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 5
0312379889 (ISBN13: 9780312379889)
Minotaur Books
Aristide Ravel - author's suggested reading order
review 1: Excellent work of historic fiction. The book is set in 1786, in pre-revolutionary France. Aristide Ravel, a struggling writer, is conscripted by government police to assist with the investigation of a gruesome murder. This is the third of three (as of 1/2010) Aristide Ravel novels by Alleyn, but it is the prequel to the other two. No inappropriate content except for a few grisly murder scenes. Safe to recommend without caveat.
review 2: This is the third book in a series, but this is the prequel. I debated on giving this three stars. I didn't "NOT like" this book, but it'sn ot one that made me think, because I had the plot half figured out in the beggining. That was dissapointing. I was a little bored, it did however in the good parts remind me in a way
... more of Dan Brown's writings, just a little. My biggest complaint is that I didn't feel connected to the main charachter. Maybe because this is the 3rd in the series the author didn't feel the neccessity to endear her readers to him. I was able to connect with some of the other charachters, but because I was able to find the main charachter's inner voice and connect with him, I wasn't able to find a connection to this story. That being said I think the author's writing style is fluid and well crafted. I would only reccommend this as "beach house" book. less
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such a good story, i really love historical fiction and this is a great specimen
A bit slow at first but an enjoyable mystery overall.
Review to come later today if I wake up.
Barely remember it.
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