capitalizing on “The Heretic’s Daughter”

November 18, 2010

Kathleen Kent’s “The Wolves of Andover” is a prequel to Kent’s very successful debut, “The Heretic’s Daughter.”  Kent is a distant relative of Martha Carrier who was hanged as a witch in Salem and the inspiration for her debut.

“The Wolves of Andover” is a return to historical Massachusetts and the character of Martha Allen and her early courtship with her future husband, Thomas Carrier.  Carrier is a much older, mysterious Welshman who is pursued by would-be assassins from London who are interested Carrier’s involvement with the beheading of Charles I.  still with me?  in the starred review, Kirkus finishes up with:

Kent has more fun with the Londoners—Johnny Depp could play almost any of the baddies—than her somewhat morose ancestors, but she lovingly captures their daily grind and brings looming dangers, whether man or beast, to harrowing life.

free arc to the first Sno-Isle Libraries employee to comment.

posting by marin


One Response to “capitalizing on “The Heretic’s Daughter””

  1. Kristin Says:

    I’d love to share this with my book club! We read the Heretic’s Daughter a few months ago and there were some big fans.

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