The Book of Stolen Tales

The Book of Stolen Tales

Book - 2013
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In this highly anticipated sequel of 'Witch of Babylon' , John Madison travels to London to purchase at auction a rare seventeenth century Italian book of fairy tales for an anonymous client. Madison is warned about the book's malevolent history. Before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the book's author. When his client disappears and the book's provenance is questioned, Madison must immerse himself in the world of European artistocracy and rare book collectors. As the dark origins of certain fairy tales appear to come to life, Madison discovers that a well-loved children's story contains a necromancer's spell and points to the source of a deadly Mespotamian plague
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, c2013.
ISBN: 9780143175742
Characteristics: 419 p. :,maps ;,23 cm.


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Dec 18, 2018

I have to say that the first book and this second book in the trilogy were wonderful and exciting to read! Page turners!! Especially this second in the trilogy was such a beautiful tale in itself. Pun intended.

Great read. Starts out a bit slow but hang on for the ride. She could have either shortened the denouement ( we needed less detail) or lengthened the book and brought out some interesting tensions as the plot rolled up. So, I just had a feeling she was not enjoying writing this book towards the end and she just wanted to get it over with. But overall a good fantasy- mystery in an exotic setting.

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