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The Bohemian Incident by Thomas Arnfelt

July 9, 2018 - 8:22 pm No Comments

The Bohemian Incident by Thomas Arnfelt
Published by Undrentide on 25th April 2018
286 pages

In 17th century Europe, religion was still a big thing and priests would travel spreading the word. But when a group of Jesuits disappear in Bohemia, the Vatican call on the assistance of Maximillian to find out what happened.
Maximillian was man of mystery and whilst he was not liked by certain people. I took to the him straight away as usually this type of character comes across as pretentious and arrogant, whilst Maximillian was good at his job, he did this more from being observant and courteous to others. As you read the story, more of Maximillian’s past comes to light and explains why he haunted by his dreams.
It took me a couple of pages to get into the story, as it was quite a slow start, but as soon as Maximillian got into the village, I really got into the story. The diary extract from the person behind the disappearances, broke the story up and gave it a thriller feel to it. With only a handful of characters, you learn about each one in detail and whilst there was. Set in the 17th century witchcraft was rife and whilst the scenes where not graphic the author gave these scenes a sinister feel. Elsa and Bertuccio were two of my favourite characters both servants, but both having as important roles to play as the other characters.
Thanks to the authors research I learnt something new as I did not know much about the 17th century and this is one pleasure in reading books. The is a steady story that will keep your attention and I will leave you with one word of advice “ That no wine is worth pouring out unless it really is poisoned. But that is seldom something you will notice until it’s too late and then you might as well drink it anyway”