Historical fiction

The Council of Twelve by Oliver Pötzsch

The Council of Twelve

This is the best book of the entire set. I do not know if there is to be another ( I have not checked yet). Do check out my individual reviews to know of more of my thoughts on this very original tale with very interesting facts provided at the end of each one.

The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1) The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter, #2) The Beggar King (The Hangman's Daughter, #3) The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman's Daughter, #4) The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman's Daughter, # 5) 33512871

I started this series with trepidation because of the dark undertones and the hardships of the daily life in the time period being described. I am glad I saw it through (thanks largely to the brilliant narration included with the kindle unlimited membership). There is a sense of finality with this seventh book.

This tale sees the Kuisl family heading to Munich. In the beginning, they seem to be in a dead-end loop, each in their own positions with no way out. All members of the family have something on their mind, but that takes a back seat once they arrive at Munich and come face to face with dead bodies and as usual only they seem to care. The main reason I give this five stars is that there are so many twists within the tale and multiple crimes each having a very strange link to the other. I was unable to keep my suspicious straight, and funnily enough I did not guess anything right at all! ( this was new). There is a lot of change in the air and this historical fiction has the right ingredients; facts mixed with fiction and a lot of proper ‘detecting’ thrown in. I might even try some other genres by the same author.

This story does have the usual brutal descriptions of the lives and punishments involved for crimes both serious and innocent. It is hard to read/listen to those particular parts but apart from that it is a fun read.


As I mentioned before, I keep my kindle queue filled with ten books at all times and usually go in the order of downloading them. Sometimes I get tempted to jump the queue or if I see any special recommendation.I was not in the mood for some books I had , so there was some reshuffling. My current kindle unlimited lists now looks like this:

 The Summer Children (The Collector, #3) Toward the Sea of Freedom (The Sea of Freedom Trilogy #1)  Sea of Memories  Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Storm Glass (Harbinger #1) In Farleigh Field A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6) 34936739 The Woman in the Strongbox (Missing collection) Letters from the Dead (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery #7)

What do you think of my collection? Any suggestions on which I should prioritize in between my ARC commitments?



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