Not exactly a sequel, but a novel written in parallel with the superb The Lady Tree, in other words sharing some of the same characters but entirely independent of the first book. Is there such a thing as a werewolf? Quicksilver is no horror story, but in its fabulously vivid recreation of 17th Century England and Holland, it portrays a young man suffering from lycanthropyNot exactly a sequel, but a novel written in parallel with the superb The Lady Tree, in other words sharing some of the same characters but entirely independent of the first book. Is there such a thing as a werewolf? Quicksilver is no horror story, but in its fabulously vivid recreation of 17th Century England and Holland, it portrays a young man suffering from lycanthropy -- when a man believes himself to be a wolf. This was a time when medical science was undergoing vast changes and the discovery of the New World was yielding up all sorts of new plants and drugs, and Christie Dickason weaves a pulsating story of intrigue, adventure and romance around this extraordinary set of circumstances....
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Quicksilver is the second in a series of inter-related books set during the Stuart period in England, following on after The Lady Tree. The two books are set at roughly the same time, told from different points of view. In this novel, the main protagonist is the villain of the first book. He suffers from frontal lobe epilepsy after a fall, but since this is the 17th century, he fears he is turning into a werewolf. The book is not easy to read, but rewards your patience with some beautiful passages of writing and a vivid recreation of the times in all their beauty and squalor.
When asked what I think the worst book I've ever read is, Quicksilver always tops the list. I think it took me two years to finish this book and only because I refuse to give up on books I start.
A truly great book. An excellent writing style. The story flows easily and you find yourself entranced by the creation of a lute as you are by the invasion of a man by forces unknown. It appears I now need to investigate the books of Ms Dickason a bit deeper!!
I started this book half heartedly like two years ago and couldn’t really get into it but decided to have another go and I’m glad I did! A really interesting story (although the writing was a bit dense and heavy at times) but I loved the 17th century Amsterdam setting.
Hmmm some good parts in this book but unfortunately the weird parts were greater!