Finished “The Dark Monk: A Hangman’s Daughter Tale” by Oliver Potzsch last night. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first book “The Hangman’s Daughter” but it was still entertaining. I found this to be kind of a Dan Brown “lite” since the plot revolved around tracking down the Templar Knights treasure. I normally don’t read much historical fiction, but I find the setting of the 1600s Bavarian Forest leaves me feeling this desire to travel there.
I’m not sure if knowing that Potzsch is the descendant of so many hangmen that keeps me wanting to keep reading his books. But I do like that he based his characters off of his actual ancestors.
I give this one a B. It wasn’t the best, and probably won’t be winning any awards here in the States (it’s a German translation) but I really enjoy the Kuisl family escapades.
Up next: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”