Adventure, Historical fiction

State of Treason by Paul Walker

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This book is one of those that were waiting patiently on my virtual shelf while I read easier and quicker books. I finally got around to it and liked what I got.
This is a historical fiction based in 1578 and is very immersive. It gives a full breadth of information, sights and smells to go with the actual political plot at the centre of it all. We have William Constable, a man of considerable skills and a reasonably humble attitude( for a man of his talents). This industrious lead protagonist had been called to give his opinions on a secret discovery. This secret has many tendrils that reach out in all directions linking back to many things in his daily life and that of others.
Due to the time, social constraints, and the language used, the going was slow initially. Once we get to the actual central plot being enacted and the clues are decoded, the book picks up speed. The end result is not exactly a surprise since we see the investigation taking place, but it qualifies as a good political adventure.
I personally might not pick up the next book in the series, but I recommend it to those who enjoy historical fiction of this kind and having a working understanding of British politics of the time will definitely be a bonus.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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