The Book of the Lion

The Book of the Lion❰Reading❯ ➸ The Book of the Lion Author Thomas Perry – When Professor Dominic Hallkyn receives an anonymous phone call late one night from a voice claiming to possess a priceless Chaucerian manuscript presumed lost forever he doesn't know how to reactSuch When Professor Dominic Hallkyn receives of the PDF/EPUB Ä an anonymous phone call late one night from a voice claiming to possess a priceless Chaucerian manuscript presumed lost forever he doesn't know how to reactSuch a find could irrevocably alter the history of literature as well as his career and yet he can't know if the caller is legitimate The Book MOBI :¼ or merely a student playing a prank Hallkyn soon finds himself in a scramble to meet the caller's demands culminating in uncompromising suspense and a devilish plot twist Perry takes his readers on a mad dash through the twisting streets of Boston in a struggle for this uniue historic artifact that may be doomed to disappear Book of the Epub á from historythis time for good. When Professor Dominic Hallkyn receives a phone call about the discovery of The Book of the Lion a sort of Holy Grail in the literature world he assumes it must be a prank When the caller demands millions not for the sale of the piece but to merely not destroy it Dominic has a great struggle on his hands How far would you go in order to save a precious piece of history?Thomas Perry weaves a fun easy read in this instalment of the Bibliomystery Series Thank you Open Road Media and Netgalley for this review copy Read all my reviews on Professor Dominic Halkyn gets a strange phone call from someone claiming to have a very very special medieval book in his possession To prevent the caller from destroying this book Dominic will have to meet his demandsFor once although this is only my third Bibliomysteries series books I felt there really was a mystery to solve which made for a nice change I also uite liked that there was than just the story it also deals with some other uestions that I won't discuss now out of fear for spoiling At the end there is an although not that original interesting twist It's just that these books are so short this one in particular I think would have worked great in a longer story Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Even though it can get pricey to grab them all I do love this series not only for the plots but it has introduced me to a few mystery authors that were new to me FYI Some libraries have them in their digital collection including Freading so check them if cost is an issue for such short booksstoriesThis one based on Chaucer was really great thanks to reminding me that I need to A go to the Huntington Library to check out their copy because although I've been there often when I lived nearby I never knew that they had what is not now thought to be the second copy and B I adored The Canterbury Tales in high school even though the language was challenging WARNING PERSONAL STORY AHEAD When I was in elementary school I chipped my front tooth I'm not going into how it happened because it was stupid and embarrassing With braces and everything soon following my parents were loath to have it capped until they knew I wouldn't do something stupid again Still it was embarrassing as a teen until my English teacher Sister Anne while teaching this book laughingly compared one student or another to each of the characters in the story Because of my tooth I became the one she choose for the lustful gap toothed Wife of Bath which was hilarious coming from the rather straight laced yet polio stricken Sister Anne She used specialized crutches and wore her disability with honor which made it easier for all of us to see out various imperfections in a new light For her to point out the chip in my tooth and compare it to the lustful ideas of what a gap tooth was thought to mean in the middle ages was so over the top that I wore it with pride until the day I finally got it capped So that is why I loved The Canterbury Tales and Sister Anne may she rest in peace I haven't asked but haven't seen her in reunion photos so I'm assuming that she's no longer with usBack to the story what could be enticing to a professor of the literature of the Middle Ages than a huge find of another of Chaucer's work that was thought to be lost? Nothing Luckily the professor has rich friends and is able to pull together the money to buy it for later donation to a library Things go awry however as they always do in a mystery and a huge dreamI loved that the professor had kept friends from his own school days and that even better that friend happened to be a literature lover with deep pockets in an emergency Seriously I talk to no one from my college days I'm horrible at keeping in touch so this made me jealousIt was a fun read with a great twist at the end For someone that tends to loathe short stories for their lack of depth this was a refreshing change I apologize for the personal story even if it was a great example of how a teacher can not only build self esteem and confidence but make you love really tough literature Another great short story in the bibliomystery series The discovery of a lost Chaucer manuscript kicks off a scramble to protect it The ending was unexpected but works Great premise Cynical execution I’d expect better from Perry but maybe this was good enough for a novella Could be better though A very interesting story about the discovery of a Chaucer manuscript Thomas Perry is one of the best Review BOOK OF THE LION by Thomas PerryYou don't need to be a scholar of Medieval Literature to love this story All you need is an appreciation of good writing and of a tautly intricately plotted mystery plot line Thomas Perry delivers exactly that in a delicious mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very last page and then deliver an Oomph punchThe very best dream of a Chaucerian expert might be an undiscovered manuscript When such is offered to Professor Hallkyn he'll move heaven and earth to acuire it But he's not dealing with a scholar or collector instead he is in thrall to a lunatic Imagine What if you had the chance to own one of the most sought after lost literary treasure – a one of a kind from the 14 th century?That’s what Professor Dominic Hallkyn is offered – for a lost book by one of the greatest writers in the world – Geoffrey ChaucerBut the book is being held ransom – the owner wants 5 million for not destroying this priceless copyWhat would you do?What does our medieval expert Professor Halkyn do?You’ll have to jump on this amazing short story by one of the best mystery writers living – you won’t be disappointed Part of a series of longish short stories which center on marvelous books which is a great idea Thank you to the publisher from whom via Netgalley I received this for an honest review This was nicely done a twisty story of suspense – especially if you’re of the target audience a capital B Booklover whose heart hurts at the idea of the destruction of a rare and wonderful book It felt like it should have Alfred Hitchcock coming out to say Good evening and do a clever intro Very nice indeed