In the spring of 1348, tales begin of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities, with scarcely a human being left.
While some pray earnestly, there are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by pilgrimage. When a group of pilgrims are forced to shelter at an inn, their host encourages them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best. And the worst...
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Meandering story not helped by meandering reader
This story, while interesting in places, does not really have a clear direction. It wanders all over the place and only briefly finds its footing. I wouldn't particularly recommend the book to a friend unless they really have nothing else on the go.
Great characterisation made off-putting by pauses and 'full stops' added. Where they should not be. Like that!
Not really, but I'd bought it, so persevered.
- J. PERROTT