• The Bloodstained Throne

  • Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, Book 7
  • By: Simon Beaufort
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Bloodstained Throne

By: Simon Beaufort
Narrated by: Matt Addis
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The new ‘Sir Geoffrey Mappestone’ mystery.

When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone and his friend Roger of Durham try to slip out of England to the Holy Land, a ferocious storm destroys the ship they are on and casts them ashore.

The two knights are unwillingly thrust into the company of other shipwrecked passengers, and while attempting to evade the unwelcome attention of the more dangerous members of the group, they become unwillingly drawn into a plot to overthrow the king and return England to Saxon rule...

©2010 Simon Beaufort (P)2014 Audible Studios

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  • Bretton Girl
  • 08-12-21

Stupid app third attempt at writing a review

Everytime I try to write a review the app kicks me out of the page it's getting ridiculous this is the third attempt.
Ok first of all loads of inaccuracies. The king at one point is referred to as his majesty, this was an honorific that would not be used for an English monarch for hundreds of years after this story is set.
Ribbon is referred to as being regularly used to tie scrolls. It wasn't it was twine that would have been used most of the time ribbon might have been rarely used for very very special documents,because ribbon was actually expensive very expensive and because it was an artisan thing it was produced by skilled workers and it was generally made of silk.
At one point one of the villains get away with scuppering a pirate ship, the pirates just don't bother trying to punish him until days after the event! I assumed at first it's because they didn't know he was guilty of it but no they actually did because the author tells us that they knew.
At another point an elderly man swims to shore in full armour and manages to make it.
It sounds more like mediaeval comedy or fantasy than mediaeval mystery, including the ridiculous account by the Hero that his mother fought in the Battle of Hastings alongside the Norman Knights when there is absolutely zero evidence of any women fighting on either side in the battle.

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  • Learning is fun!
  • 05-25-15

Great fun as well as a good story

Written in a similar style to Susanna Gregory, if you enjoy historical mysteries, this has all the facts in there along with a gently numerous style writing that is a pleasure to listen to or read.

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  • Mrs S E Curtis
  • 09-11-22

A well narrated farce

I listened to the previous book in this series and it was quite a straightforward medieval murder tale so I expected this one to be much the same. That was wrong.

Three quarters of this story was just farcical, and the actual plot frustratingly made no progress whatsoever. I need say little more than that there was a seemingly serious character with an intelligent chicken as a pet and one who ate only garlic. The slapstick farce was relentless. Were I reading the book I would have given up but I persevered with listening whilst completing other tasks so my time wasn't wasted.

One redeeming feature was the narration which very good.

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  • Sue
  • 08-08-22

Narrator

Loved the narrator but Roger is. not from Durham he's truly a West Yorkshire Knight!

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  • Mr Jonathan Davies
  • 05-19-22

good book by simon

good book I like medieval stories this one is going in my library good read too

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  • Pixz
  • 02-23-22

disappointing

I struggled on until around chapter 8 then fast forwarded to the end. I'm sorry to say this story was so tedious. I was very disappointed because I enjoyed book 6 in this series.

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  • Michelle :)
  • 02-04-22

Very Cleverly Written.

Even though the beginning is a little confusing, the story overall is intriguing and wraps itself around a tale that allows the Author, to flex his historical prowess. The humour is spot on, very witty and often laugh out load funny.

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  • Devon Girl
  • 08-28-21

Slow in parts

An average medieval murder mystery which starts promisingly and ends well but drags badly in between.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-22

As good

i have listened to several books by this author. I enjoy this genre of stories. Plenty going on noticed a couple of times, the dialogue was modern compared to the time set. Overall a small issue. Good narration.