From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page. Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog.
This weeks book will hopefully be getting read soon, however I recently read another book from the same author and I was a little disappointed by it, not majorly but it wasn’t what I excepted and I’m now worried to read this one in case its the same. The book is The Feathered Man by Jeremy de Quidt. I have had a copy since June/July and I can’t believe its sat there for so long, especially as it was released at the beginning of the month. It sounds brilliant and I’ve read rave reviews but for some reason I can’t motivate myself to read it!
In a German town, long ago, lives a tooth-puller’s boy called Klaus. It isn’t Klaus’s fault that he sees his master steal a diamond from the mouth of a dead man in Frau Drecht’s lodging house, or that Frau Drecht and her murderous son want it for themselves.
He has nothing to do with the Jesuit priest and his Aztec companion who turn up out of the blue looking for it, or the Professor of Anatomy who takes such a strange interest in it. No, Klaus doesn’t want any trouble.
But when he finds himself with the diamond in his pocket, things really can’t get much worse – that is, until the feathered man appears. Then they become a matter of life . . . and death.