Speaks the Nightbird

Speaks the Nightbird

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
In the Carolinas of 1699, a traveling magistrate and his clerk, Matthew, arrive in Fount Royal to hold a trial for an accused witch, a beautiful young woman named Rachel Howarth, a trial that reveals that Fount Royal has become a battleground between good and evil and that not even the innocent are safe.

Publisher: Montgomery, Ala. : River City Pub., c2002.
ISBN: 9781880216620
Characteristics: 726 p. ; 24 cm.


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Nov 08, 2018

McCammon has out-done himself on this one. Totally got caught up in the story & had a hard time putting it down.

Nov 18, 2016

While I love thick books I was a little concerned when I pulled this one off the shelf but it immediately grabbed and held my attention to the very last page. McCammon writes a compelling novel about fear and crowd mentality, mortality, the interplay of distinct personalities and love without becoming mawkish or boring. His protagonists are fully realized making me wonder what they're doing even after the book is done while secondary characters have enough personality quirks to make them interesting as well; I felt I got to know this community while reading about it. The plot moves right along with well planned twists, red herrings and period authenticity. A very good read.

keven345 Feb 07, 2012

Like Sherlock Holmes? Like historical fiction? Matthew Corbett investigates murders and supernatural occurrences in 1699 America. The sequels--especially Mr. Slaughter are even better.


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