This is my third edition of Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly event held by Breaking the Spine.
Sometime last year, I read Oliver Potzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter and loved it! It was the top seller on Kindle at the time. So I’m delighted to hear that the sequel, titled The Dark Monk, has been translated by Amazon and will be released on June 12, 2012.
The Hangman’s Daughter is based around a Bavarian village executioner Jacob Kuisl and his daughter, Magdelena during medieval times. What really adds depth to the story is that author himself is a descendent of the Kuisl clan, a long line of executioners. In The Hangman’s Daughter, Jacob and Magdelena try to prove that the village midwife is innocent after she’s been accused of practicing witchcraft and murder.
There’s nothing quite like a village mob to get your heart racing! Being such a big fan of The Hangman’s Daughter means that I have big expectations for The Dark Monk. If dissapointed, I will likely go medieval and burn my Kindle at the stake.