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Old 05-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Anyone recommends The Hangman's Daughter series?

The three available books in The Hangman's Daughter series (by Oliver P÷tzsch) is part of a new Amazon Local deal and I'm thinking of getting them. I'd appreciate comments (no spoilers, please ) from anyone who has read any of the books. Are they well-written (character, plot etc); would you recommend them etc etc.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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Yes: I do.

I've only read the first one, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here's what I would do: sample the 5-star and 1-star reviews on Amazon, then download a sample and read that.

If you find it to your liking, you should buy it.

I have the other two (having paid full price), but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet.




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Old 05-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Yes: I do.

I've only read the first one, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here's what I would do: sample the 5-star and 1-star reviews on Amazon, then download a sample and read that.

If you find it to your liking, you should buy it.

I have the other two (having paid full price), but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet.




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Thanks! I went ahead and bought all three. Some of the reviews at Amazon are quite entertaining; there's a two-star review on the first book titled "17th century Scooby Doo", which really makes me want to read it now
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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When I first started reading the Hangman's Daughter I was a little put off by the first 2 chapters. I wasn't sure that I wanted to read such a violent book, but I continued on and thoroughly enjoyed book 1 and will start book 2 soon.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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I fear I must differ - I started the first book, and frankly got bored. I have and do read historical novels, but this struck me as flat, slow, and just didn't grab my attention.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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I fear I must differ - I started the first book, and frankly got bored. I have and do read historical novels, but this struck me as flat, slow, and just didn't grab my attention.
Same.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #7
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I own all 3 but know absolutely nothing about them; symptomatic of my purchases lately. Anyway - interested in reading what others thought of them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #8
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I enjoyed the first one well enough. Just not sure the same characters in new adventures is anything I'm interested in reading. I'm probably going to pretend it was a standalone.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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I bought the series in an earlier deal but haven't yet started. I always find it a little intimidating to start a book that has a list of characters at the beginning.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:31 AM   #10
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I'm about half-way through the first book. I'm enjoying the writing but finding it a little bleak. Still, it's good enough that I'm sure I'll finish it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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I got the first book quite a while back - it was ok, nothing spectacular but enjoyable enough so I later bought the second book and frankly got so bored I struggled to finish. Needless to say I am not buying anymore of them. I'll own up to not liking series much anyway as I find them too repetitive
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