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Blackdown It is Regency England Thomas Blackdown a thieftaker and ex soldier receives word that his brother and father are in deep trouble and need his help But Blackdown is a man that harbours bitter m

  • Title: Blackdown
  • Author: D.M.Mitchell
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  • Page: 353
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  • It is 1817, Regency England Thomas Blackdown, a thieftaker and ex soldier, receives word that his brother and father are in deep trouble and need his help But Blackdown is a man that harbours bitter memories a man banished from his homeland because of a terrible accident, and so is reluctant to return to his ancestral home in Somerset However, once there he discovers tIt is 1817, Regency England Thomas Blackdown, a thieftaker and ex soldier, receives word that his brother and father are in deep trouble and need his help But Blackdown is a man that harbours bitter memories a man banished from his homeland because of a terrible accident, and so is reluctant to return to his ancestral home in Somerset However, once there he discovers that his brother has been savagely murdered torn to shreds, some say by a mythical creature the locals call the Blackdown Beast Thomas Blackdown does not believe in any creature of fantasy, and is determined to bring to justice his brother s murderer, encouraged by his brother s fianc , Julianne Tresham, and aided by the faithful servant Addison But Blackdown is quickly drawn deep into a complicated web of deceit, power, greed and murder involving Lord Tresham Julianne s father and the cold Sir Peter Lansdowne What is the mysterious Lupercal Club Why do ex soldiers go missing from Commodore Pettigrew s travelling theatre What strange thing is happening in Devilbowl Wood where Blackdown s brother was found mutilated And does a savage, hellish creature really prowl the night Soon, Blackdown must fight for his own life and face up to his demons both imaginary and real He will need all his wits and skills to survive if he is ever to discover the shocking truth behind the evil that has penetrated as far as the government itself.

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    1. Like an action movie with an antique settingIf you traded our hero, Thomas, lately a Captain in the British Military fighting in the Napoleonic Wars and replace him with Bruce Willis in Die Hard, you get where I'm going with this - different time period, song remains the same. Everyone keeps telling Thomas we can use a guy of your talents, fearlessness and use of weapons. Does that sound like an action movie set up or what? Thomas also solves most of his problems by punching, shooting, stabbing, [...]

    2. In 1817 England, Thomas Blackdown, and ex-soldier and now a thieftaker receives a letter from his brother to finally come home and help solve the problems of his father.But Blackdown is soon surrounded by murder, lies and power hungry men.Really enjoyed this book and hope for more.

    3. What a Surprise!It is rare that I select a book from this period of time. It is even more rare that I really enjoy a book from this period of time. It was, however, an excellent book. I will gladly read more books books by this author. The book was well written and quite a page -turner. The story was one surprise after another.

    4. Good readKeeps you in suspense. Have to keep reading I enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to more of his books.

    5. Great ReadOutstanding, very exciting and very well written, keeps you in suspense,an waiting for the next turn. I will be looking for more by Mr. Mitchell!

    6. What a fantastic book! It's a mystery, thriller, suspense, and historical all wrapped up in one incredibly enjoyable package.Thomas Blackdown was kicked out of his ancestral home at the age of 13, and he has spent the last 20 years becoming a battle-hardened soldier and trying to forget his past. He's a fascinating man. Although disowned by his titled father and treated with disdain and hate, Thomas has retained his sense of honor, nobility and compassion. He's a hard man, but a just one. Out of [...]

    7. Excellent mystery thriller. This was a most enjoyable book. Thomas Blackdown, ex-soldier and disgraced son, returns home against his better judgment and after decades in exile. An urgent plea for help from his only brother is the only thing that could draw him home again. But upon his return, he finds circumstances are worse than he could have possibly imagined Thomas Blackdown is an immediately likable character for fans of wrongly disgraced gentlemen, soldiers or spies, theiftakers, and men of [...]

    8. BLACKDOWN It is 1817, Regency England following the end of the Napoleonic wars, Blackdown is a place that has been in the family for hundreds of years. In early 19th Century England there are still pagan rituals and myths. After the war there are many hardships for the disenfranchised. Some find relief in drink and yearly circuses. D. M. Mitchell wrote a compelling semi-historical story, and I enjoyed reading it; since I read purely for enjoyment = 5 stars. There are not so many characters that [...]

    9. As far as mysteries go, this book was well written and captivating. The mechanics of good writing were fine. Initially, I rated the book three stars because this is not my favorite genre, and the plot was a little lame and just shy of being predictable. Then I started thinking about the supporting characters who totally believed that half-human monsters actually roamed the earth. Being uneducated,or lacking common sense, they believed the explanations espoused by the upper class as to such evil [...]

    10. Set in 1817, Thomas Blackdown returns to England. He is a former officer, and currently a thieftaker. He gets a letter from his brother that his family is in trouble. But the letter is 2 years old and Thomas was banished from his family home after accidentally shooting his mother when he was 13. Thomas travels home and starts poking around. Sometimes with a bayonet. So many of the historical fiction of this period focuses on ballrooms in London. Or at least on people who want to be in ballrooms [...]

    11. England 1817. Ex-soldier Thomas Blackdown returns home. Why? He received a cry for help from his younger brother Jonathan Blackdown. His return set the wheels in motion.After reading the first quarter of the story I thought it was too predictable. Despite that I liked the fact, that the reader did not know more than the main character. So far it was a solid story. But that changed. The more Thomas Blackdown discovered, the more interesting the story got. The predictability vanished in a net of u [...]

    12. I think that this could have been a better book if the author had not tried so hard to write in the style of the times in which it is set. The writing was quite laborious in parts, overly descriptive, and unnecessarily complex at times. I would find my attention drifting as it went through boring descriptions that weren't necessary.I found some of the twists predictable, and the writing of female characters not entirely convincing. However, there was enough there to hold the story line together, [...]

    13. It takes a thief to catch a thiefexcept Blackdown is more thieved against. What was most interesting about this book was the way all the characters bore psychological scars and how they fought them or yielded to them. The political issues were interesting as well. Is it "My country right or wrong," or is disobedience or even revolt a duty? If I could believe the superficial motives of the "bad guys" were the "real" ones, I would likely side with them. I need to know more about society and politi [...]

    14. This is a very entertaining thriller set just after the Napoleonic war in Britian. Engaging characters, excellent build of tension throughout the book and it avoids many thriller cliches. The only reason I did not rate it a four is that the ending was a bit over the top. However it is a very promising start to what seems to be shaping into a fantastic mystery thriller series. Can`t wait for the next one.

    15. I'm rapidly becoming a fan of D.M. Mitchell. This book is set in 1817, shortly after the Battle of Waterloo. Thomas Blackdown returns to the home he was banished from many years ago to find out who murdered his brother, and is soon deep in a mess of greed, lies, power, and murder. I would have read this book in one sitting, but simply had to get some sleep. So I took two days to read it - the last chapters simply would not let me put the book down.

    16. GreatI was a bit taken back by the slow development of the plot, but sticking with it offered untold rewards. There were twists and turns right and left that had me rooting out loud for the protagonist, Thomas, a soldier looking for the answers to his brother's murder. The characters come to life on the pages and you will be mightily invested in their activities. Don't be swayed away. Finish this book to the swashbuckling end. You will be glad you did.

    17. Murder beast?I absolutely loved reading this book. The author kept the reader interested in the characters and just when you think you know what happened and who did it, you find out you're wrong! Awesome storyline-many twists, turns, and growing characters throughout this book!

    18. Which is worse. A brutal beast or beastly brutes?Secrets upon secrets.Lives entwined by lies and half truths. Greed, lust, and the desire for power. unchanged through the centuries. Thomas Blackdown is an ancient prototype of James Bond minus the technology. An ever changing plot line and intriguing support characters make this an exciting twisted and turning read.

    19. More like 3.5 stars, but i rounded up in this case. A little on the dark side initially and a little gruesome to begin with, but it really was a fairly well written book with many plot twists and turns. One of the better free books I've gotten from amazon for sure!

    20. Entertaining writing. Nicely told thriller kept the story alive all the way to the end.Was an Interesting and Entertaining Thriller. The Story kept me on my feet from beginning to the end. Great characters in the Story.

    21. Mystery , magic and ? could it be possibleFrom the beginning this grand story will capture you ! I have been caught up in mysterious frightening wonder ! If you're looking for something to read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, you found it.

    22. I could not believe all the good reviews! This book is in dire need of a good edit. The author's style is much too wordy, with poor sentence construction that was utterly distracting. I could not get past chapter 1.

    23. Can't wait for the next Blackdown story!!!This is an amazing story with amazing characters- would have been a 5-star review if the editing had been a little cleaner. I noticed a lot of small grammar and punctuation issues that interrupted the experience somewhat.

    24. This is a solid, well-written and engaging mystery with some great characters and enough intrigue to keep me engrossed right to the end. My only disappointment was that there isnt a follow-on book about Thomas (yet!) Four and a half stars rounded up. And an author to follow.

    25. This is written in the older fashion of lots of descriptive stuff that causes the story to drag a bit, but it was still a good read. I did find 4 errors in the book though. I would like to read the sequel.

    26. BlackdownA wonderful story of intrigue, rebellion, families falling apart, betrayal, all the elements that make a great historical novel for those readers who enjoy reading about history as it might have been.

    27. Good scary mystery! I couldn't put it down and only anticipated a few of the many twists and turns in the plot!

    28. good story. thought it was over quite a few times. slightly disappointed that a sidekick I was hoping for didn't come to fruition, but definitely a good read

    29. Starts out as a promising gothic but winds up as a penny dreadful melodrama suitable for adaptation as a Tom Cruise vehicle. This is not a book I will reread.

    30. Nice "different" I get so tired of the same old same old. This book was refreshing. Got my attention from the start and held it.

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