The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden

I have this book to review but I hate to say it that I am really burned out on medieval history at the moment. I was a hardcore reader of the genre for so long… I wish I wasn’t burned out because its making it hard to get through the story. Sigh. I’ve taken a step back from it and hope to be able to pick it up later. I’ll have to get in contact with the publishers to tell them and I’m not looking forward to that.  Do you ever get this way? I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you get through it when feeling burned out. Especially when you have to get reviews turned in. 

Stephanie M. Hopkins

About the book:

The Abbot's Tale II

In the year 937, the new king of England, a grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to go to war in the north. His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field—on the passage of a single day.

At his side is the priest Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit (perhaps enough to damn his soul). His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome—from exile to exaltation. Through Dunstan’s vision, by his guiding hand, England will either come together as one great country or fall back into anarchy and misrule . . .

From one of our finest historical writers, The Abbott’s Tale is an intimate portrait of a priest and performer, a visionary, a traitor and confessor to kings—the man who can change the fate of England.


2 thoughts on “The Abbot’s Tale by Conn Iggulden

  1. I burnt myself out on Regency books a couple of months ago. I like the era, the fashions etc but got cheesed off with so many starting to follow the same formula of roguish hell-raiser and plucky heroine who somehow, despite all the evidence, sees the man within.
    That coupled with too many graphic sex scenes just left me jaded (or as we say here ‘scunnered’) with them.

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  2. I can relate – I’ve had that feeling as well. Sometimes just putting it down for a bit helps, which you’ve done. I also occasionally go through phases where I want to read but absolutely **nothing** suits my mood! I pick up book after book and just can’t get into any of them. I’ve found that at those times children’s and YA books can be very effective in getting me back into a groove. I’m not sure what it is, perhaps the easier reading level that keeps me going but without the intensity that often exists in adult books. I still can think about what I’m reading without the threatened burnout.

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