The Sheen on the Silk

The Sheen on the Silk

A Novel

Book - 2010
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The bestselling author of Victorian mysteries makes an ambitious leap into historical fiction, telling the story of Anastasius, a young woman who disguises herself as a eunuch in order to prove her brother innocent of a crime she knows he didn't commit.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345500656
Branch Call Number: FIC Perr
Characteristics: 518p

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jjeeaannee
Jun 25, 2016

Awesome book. I wish Ms Perry would write a series based on this novel.

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Alyn
Sep 04, 2013

Excellent read once I started it, it was hard to put down.

kevfarley Oct 25, 2012

Returned it after the first 100 pages (out of 400).
The historical intrest was drownded on the soap opera plotting.

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KateNicola
Jul 24, 2012

A page turner from beginning to end. So much intrigue and complexity to the characters.

laddie64 Dec 04, 2011

This is by far Anne Perry's best work. She should stick to historical fiction, where she is best at developing her characters and immersing the reader into an era. Developing a mystery and bringing it to fruition/completion, she often falls flat. Hoping for more true historical fiction from Ms. Perry!!!

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wanderer
Jul 08, 2011

This was a great story. I really enjoyed the main characters. Anna becomes involved with a number of powerful people and interesting events. I loved learning about the Constantinople of this time.

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Nefret3
Oct 17, 2010

Thinking it would be a murder mystery, I was a bit disappointed as it was only really a secondary plot. The descriptions of Byzantium are rich and makes the city come to light.

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