Review: The Religion

The ReligionThe Religion by Tim Willocks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

At times ponderous and heavy going, I enjoyed this book by Tim Willocks that was set during the great siege of Malta, and the Knights of St John of Jerusalem’s reign over that Mediterranean island.

The storyline was gripping, if caught up with too many details at times, and was an engaging mix of violence, intrigue, and grand narrative, yet I suspect that much of my interest focussed on the historical and physical setting of the novel, i.e. the time of the Inquisition, of Ottoman expansion into Europe, and of the Knights of Malta.

Surely not a book for everyone, but I enjoyed it, and will probably read the next iteration of the character’s adventures.

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