Oliver Pötzsch. I think one of the issues I had getting through this story was it kind of sounded like a bad movie. Now it was written wonderfully, but the background reminds me of those movies we look up at Netflix & both my husband & I will look at each other & say, "We better watch that, it sounds terrible." There's a lost fortune. A mystery team. & yes, indeed, very bad ninja monks. You did read that correctly.
So was it worth the read? Actually, yes. I liked it much better once I hit about the half way point. Historical fiction isn't exactly my forte so please keep that in mind. In the end, its a compelling story with interesting characters. I DO recommend reading this book's predessesor, The Hangman's Daughter beforehand though.
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