The Devil's Apprentice

The Devil's Apprentice[Ebook] ➡ The Devil's Apprentice ➧ Edward Marston – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must London is in the grip of an icy winter and Westfield s Men are out of work Invited to perform at a manor house in Essex, they accept willingly even though the offer comes with two conditions they must perform an entirely new play and agree to take a new apprentice, Davy Stratton, into the company At first it seems as though Davy is a talented and eager addition to the t. Review I think that this is one of the best of the series so far because I just couldn t put it down You know if you can put a book down that it s not engaging enough, but this didn t have that fault I loved the way that the characters came together to overcome adversity and to be the best that they could be Marston also seems to be at the peak of his writing performance as it is engaging and descriptive, allowing the theatre performances to really come into the open and feel as if I m real Review I think that this is one of the best of the series so far because I just couldn t put it down You know if you can put a book down that it s not engaging enough, but this didn t have that fault I loved the way that the characters came together to overcome adversity and to be the best that they could be Marston also seems to be at the peak of his writing performance as it is engaging and descriptive, allowing the theatre performances to really come into the open and feel as if I m really there.Genre Historical Crime MysteryCharacters Nicholas Bracewell Lawrence Firethorn Owen Elias James Ingram Barnaby Gill Anne Hendrik George Dart Richard HoneydewSetting London England Series Nicholas Bracewell 11Recommend YesRating 19 20 An excellent series, and I have really enjoyed each one Historically accurate, they give a very different perspective on Tudor life, whilst including an interesting whodunnit element Well worth a read. First published in 2001, The Devil s Apprentice is 11th in the series of mysteries set mainly around an acting company in Elizabethan London These stories tend to relyon the interactions between a cast of eccentric characters rather than the plot In this story, this is evenpronounced as the plot is unusually daft However, in addition the plot is this time set outside London, and this has the affect of reducing the level of interaction between cast members, since so many regulars First published in 2001, The Devil s Apprentice is 11th in the series of mysteries set mainly around an acting company in Elizabethan London These stories tend to relyon the interactions between a cast of eccentric characters rather than the plot In this story, this is evenpronounced as the plot is unusually daft However, in addition the plot is this time set outside London, and this has the affect of reducing the level of interaction between cast members, since so many regulars have to be left behind in London Still enjoyable, but not nearly as good as some of the others in the series An enjoyable read, but I felt the solution was unconvincing and didn t address all the loose ends I might try to look out for some of the books earlier in the series, though, as I found the characters quite likeable. A good historical thriller set in Tudor England i found this book very intriguing and a very good mystery The book that I am reviewing is book 11 from The Bracewell Mysteries Though I really should have started with the first book The Queen s Head to find out the back story of the Westfield s Men, Marston makes my job easier Within the first chapter of The Devil s Apprentice the reader is introduced or reintroduce if you ve been following the series to the main characters Nicholas Bracewell the theatre book holder, leading actor Lawrence Firethorn, Edmund Hoode the playwright, the clown Barnaby The book that I am reviewing is book 11 from The Bracewell Mysteries Though I really should have started with the first book The Queen s Head to find out the back story of the Westfield s Men, Marston makes my job easier Within the first chapter of The Devil s Apprentice the reader is introduced or reintroduce if you ve been following the series to the main characters Nicholas Bracewell the theatre book holder, leading actor Lawrence Firethorn, Edmund Hoode the playwright, the clown Barnaby Gill and actor Owen Elias, each distinct in character.So who is the Devil s Apprentice The reader and with Lawrence s constant conviction believes it to be the newly appointed apprentice Davy Stratton After all as soon as they arrive in Essex s for their work Davy begins to act strange and cause mischief within the company and on numerous occasion sneaks out Alas, Nicholas sees this situation differently by piecing the clues together The new play, The Witch of Colchester, written by a disgruntled lawyer Edgiys Pyre, is full of witchcraft and malady that Lawrence, playing the lead role is affected by the play by losing his voice and experiencing uncontrollable fits The Puritans leader Reginald Orr in Essex regards theatre people as devils incarnate and would do anything to send them back to Hell At the home of Sir Michael Greenleaf where Westfield s Men stage six plays in ten days, the household steward Rombard Taylard has a shady past and Jerome Stratton s harsh temperament to make Davy work with the theatre company.Clearly, Marston has a reverent passion for 16th century England Themes such as Puritans, church, witchcraft and fornication is a great mix He without a doubt captures the gentlemen mannerisms of that era from Nicholas He is a likeable character, charming, polite, analytical which makes him such a great detective , he distinctively has a profound and close friendship with Lawrence and Owen but is courteous and helpful to the other members There is also a substantial balance of description of emotions and surroundings with cleverly put together dialogue.So I can keep on praising the book but I have to say things which I didn t like The climax or the revelation to the mystery surrounding Davy s continence disappearance is revealed and I felt that it was rushed into the last chapter 12 Nicholas confrontation with Taylard was a bit predictable for we all know the protagonist would get the upper hand.I m going to start reading the Bracewell mysteries starting with book 1 The Queen s Head I would definitely recommend this story to other history buffs with a passion for crime stories.Rating 4 5 First publication August 20th 2001, St Martin s MinotaurSecond Publication February 13th 2014, Allison and BusbyGenre History Mystery This title is about Westfield s Men trying to survive a bitter winter where they are unable to perform outdoors at their regular theatre They are invited to Essex to perform at the home of a wealthy gentleman, and asked to take on a new apprentice and a perform a new play while there.The apprentice seems to love his new life, but makes himself very unwelcome and continually runs away The play seems to be causing illness The local Puritans in Essex do not like the existence of players, and are This title is about Westfield s Men trying to survive a bitter winter where they are unable to perform outdoors at their regular theatre They are invited to Essex to perform at the home of a wealthy gentleman, and asked to take on a new apprentice and a perform a new play while there.The apprentice seems to love his new life, but makes himself very unwelcome and continually runs away The play seems to be causing illness The local Puritans in Essex do not like the existence of players, and are intent on disrupting their visit further Nicholas Bracewell sorts out all the difficulties and the actors have another rousing success Pretty good story, a littlefleshed out than some of the stories have been an elizabethean mystery with nicholas bracewell an icy winter has gripped london and affected the westfield s men drama group as they normally perform out of doors then they r invited to essex by a local lord to perform, with 2 conditions firstly they must stage a new play and secondly take on a young apprentice then the group s leading actor begins to fall mysteriously ill which mirrors those in the new play they r staging plus someone does not want them in esssex at any costs is this the d an elizabethean mystery with nicholas bracewell an icy winter has gripped london and affected the westfield s men drama group as they normally perform out of doors then they r invited to essex by a local lord to perform, with 2 conditions firstly they must stage a new play and secondly take on a young apprentice then the group s leading actor begins to fall mysteriously ill which mirrors those in the new play they r staging plus someone does not want them in esssex at any costs is this the devil s work or someone closer to home bev This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Library bookThis is book 11 in the Nicholas Bracewell seriesNot my favorite book in this series The entire witchcraft theme Firethorn s illnesses, linked to the spells in the play was extremely superficial no satisfactory explanation was ever given I had no sympathy for the apprentice at all, and thought him a totally unlikeable character a conniving, snivelling, mean spirited momma s boy There was a definite resemblence to the father Good job that Westfield s Men were able to survive t Library bookThis is book 11 in the Nicholas Bracewell seriesNot my favorite book in this series The entire witchcraft theme Firethorn s illnesses, linked to the spells in the play was extremely superficial no satisfactory explanation was ever given I had no sympathy for the apprentice at all, and thought him a totally unlikeable character a conniving, snivelling, mean spirited momma s boy There was a definite resemblence to the father Good job that Westfield s Men were able to survive this adventure mostly intact, and good riddance to the apprentice