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Why did Sharon love this book?
This is the third in Mantel’s Wolf Hall series chronicling the life of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII. I had read each of the first two books when they came out, but for some reason, I kept putting this one off. In the end, my curiosity on how Mantel would end Cromwell’s story pushed me to read it.
Her rich characterizations, stunning descriptions that bring the age to life, and the sheer breadth and depth of the story make for compelling reading. The careful explication of Cromwell’s sudden fall and the far-reaching consequences for both his allies and enemies is a tour de force of historical fiction.