12 Works in Matthew Shardlake Series - C. J. Sansom

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    Another take on history and Tombland, because Kett's Rebellion deserved better than the hand history dealt to them!

    In a hellish backdrop where people are starving, angry and desperate, Robert Kett leads his people into an uprising against the enclosure commissions, wanting only to create better lives for the people of Norfolk. If he can only show the Protector they mean peace, they can succeed.

    To that end, he hopes to persuade a lawyer named Matthew Shardlake to help try their imprisoned gentlemen and avoid a rush of vengeance. Matthew knows the world of court better than Robert does, however, and though he would like to see them succeed, he can only see disaster looming ahead. Despite all that, Robert and Matthew just cannot ignore that strange feeling drawing them closer and closer together.

    Can Matthew save the ones he loves before it is too late?

    Read the tags. Don't like it, don't read it. First part of the story will follow events of Tombland with diversions, then history is going to take some detours.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    41,775
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    34
    Hits:
    131
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    ‘Matthew, indulge yourself. You won’t spiral from one night.’ Jack paused. ‘Though, no pressure, of course.’

    Matthew hummed. ‘We shall see. But I will be coming with you in any case – someone has to make sure you get home and it might as well be me.’

    He ignored the clinking noise that came from Jack’s knapsack when they walked.

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    Jack and Matthew get drunk and talk about things that have been lying beneath the surface for a long time.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,521
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    3
    Hits:
    7
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    Guy Malton has loved (and not loved, sometimes 'love' isn't the right word for it) a few people in his life - a study of this follows.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,143
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    1
    Hits:
    10
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    Summary

    Jack and Matthew meet up for a beer (or three) and have some lighthearted conversations.

    Spoilers for Tombland!

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,693
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    2
    Hits:
    9
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    Summary

    This was, I knew, a horrible idea, if it would even work as I intended. But Gabriel and I were both so lonely, both in the world and within the monastery itself, and this may work as a relief. Gabriel did not have Mark, I did not have Alice, and Alice and Mark had each other - where did that leave Gabriel and I?
    I had wondered before whether loneliness could kill, and more so whether it could drive one to kill, and had come to the conclusion it was very possible it could. Would it not be the best for me to mitigate the chances of either?

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    Shardlake recognises that his loneliness is becoming overwhelming, and he sees that Gabriel's is as well. They decide to help each other out.
    Written as if Gabriel didn't die because uhhhh I wanted him to live <3

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,568
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    5
    Hits:
    22
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    Master Shardlake adds an old cat to his collection of waifs and strays.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    5,600
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    183
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    Summary

    Guy, Tamasin, Matthew and Jack strive to deal with the events from the end of Lamentation.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,021
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    359
  8. Tags
    Summary

    "I just want you to know that I approve."

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    387
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    283
  9. Tags
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    The Mariot Chase library has some very curious holdings.

    *

    Content note: This story is set in the present, and I'm using the Autumn Term timeline for the Marlows, so while there is no Character Death, as such, some Characters are Dead.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,610
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    11
    Hits:
    608
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    Two months after the events of "Dark Fire" Shardlake and Barak are drawn into another case: this time involving an escaped daughter with a withered arm, an emotionally abusive father and some stolen jewellery. And (in the tradition of life, the universe and possibly everything) find that it exposes a few of their own feelings along the way.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    20,726
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    38
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    575
  11. Tags
    Summary

    Sam Wright is dead.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    345
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    296
  12. Tags
    Summary

    Escaping from the Wentworth family house proves a great aphrodisiac.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,746
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    514

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