Set in the 1600s, there’s a great deal of attention to detail in ‘Madrigal’ to help you feel immersed in the time and setting. With references to Shakespeare and even illustrations throughout to help the modern reader feel like they’re in familiar surroundings.
'Madrigal’ by Christophe Medler is a great book for history buffs and fans of historical fiction. Set in a period of civil unrest in England and against the backdrop of true events, the author takes us through the English Civil War on the quest to uncover details of a secret plot, code-named the Madrigal. The first thing that is apparent when reading this is how well-researched ‘Madrigal’ is. You have to have an in-depth knowledge of the period in order to make it your own with embellishments and not only has the author managed to create an interesting historical mystery that feels plausible, there’s links to historical research and a list of fictional and historical characters at the end of the book. Set in the 1600s, there’s a great deal of attention to detail in ‘Madrigal’ to help you feel immersed in the time and setting. With references to Shakespeare and even illustrations throughout to help the modern reader feel like they’re in familiar surroundings. I found the third person, omniscient in places narrative style to be slightly detached which isn’t a bad thing, it allowed for a more enjoyable read for me to feel as though I was following the twists and turns of the plot at a distance. With the fictional characters as well rounded as the historical figures, I think that this book would be a good recommendation for fans of mysteries and historical fiction. I’d recommend it to fans of ‘Wolf Hall’.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
Madrigal is a secret plan set against the backcloth of The English Civil War that could have changed the course of History.Sir Robert Douse, Head of King Charles 1 Secret Service sets out to discover what that plan is, what it means, who are its protagonist and how does it affect the King. That quest turns out to be a roller coaster ride subterfuge,intrigue, murder, betrayal and love.
|Publication date:||25th May 2021|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|