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I have never read anything by this author before Yet, I liked this book Duncan has a good keen sense about him He was able to pick up on details Also, I found that he was not easy rattled by anything Plus, I was feeling the time period that this mystery took place in In the beginning the book started out good I was really getting into the groove of the story and the pacing I was reading going along just fine and then the story started to lose some of its luster I still enjoyed the book I have never read anything by this author before Yet, I liked this book Duncan has a good keen sense about him He was able to pick up on details Also, I found that he was not easy rattled by anything Plus, I was feeling the time period that this mystery took place in In the beginning the book started out good I was really getting into the groove of the story and the pacing I was reading going along just fine and then the story started to lose some of its luster I still enjoyed the book but I was not as invested in what was happening all the time Yet the ending was a good one I would consider trying this author s work out again Set in an Oxford college in 1946, this mystery starts well with the dramatic death of an academic A number of motives appear including personal and professional rivalries and possible links to the wartime activities of the Fellows Duncan Forrester, formerly a member of the SOE and now a tutor in Ancient History, begins to investigate alongside the official police enquiry.This book combines mystery and thriller elements, and I preferred the mystery Forrester s investigation turns up some inter Set in an Oxford college in 1946, this mystery starts well with the dramatic death of an academic A number of motives appear including personal and professional rivalries and possible links to the wartime activities of the Fellows Duncan Forrester, formerly a member of the SOE and now a tutor in Ancient History, begins to investigate alongside the official police enquiry.This book combines mystery and thriller elements, and I preferred the mystery Forrester s investigation turns up some interesting clues and red herrings, and the appearance of a raft of real life characters adds colour to the narrative The middle section sees Forrester on a kind of James Bond adventure, pursued by ludicrously inept hired killers and indulging in an implausible romantic encounter, and this was far less successful in my view Once the action returns to Oxford, the mystery is sensibly and realistically resolved.The settings of Oxford and Berlin in the aftermath of WWII are skilfully depicted and Forrester is generally a likeable protagonist I havebooks from this series so I will read on, hoping formystery and espionage content Gavin Scott delivers an intriguing mystery which unfolds in beautifully written and detailed prose Engaging characters are skillfully woven into the background of post war England, mystery and Oxford politics The protagonist, Duncan Forrester, is a likable hero with an unwavering sense of moral values The type characters readers will enjoy following The Age of Treachery is bound to have great appeal to lovers of literary and historical fiction. Utter tosh but hugely entertaining, a real ripping yarn I do wish he had resisted the temptation to have quite so many famous people as cameos or mentioned in passing, although it was quite fun to see them appear Also, bearing in mind that Danish word order is pretty similar to English, why does the Danish librarian have to sound like Yoda This is the first of a series with Duncan Forrester as the main character The second and third books are shown as to be released in April of 2017 and 2018 Set in 1946, Forrester, a Special Operations Executive agent during WWII, is present at a reading from a Norse saga at an Oxford college during which a man is found dead in the courtyard, having apparently been thrown from the office window of Forrester s close friend Determined to prove his friend innocent of the murder, Forrester sets off This is the first of a series with Duncan Forrester as the main character The second and third books are shown as to be released in April of 2017 and 2018 Set in 1946, Forrester, a Special Operations Executive agent during WWII, is present at a reading from a Norse saga at an Oxford college during which a man is found dead in the courtyard, having apparently been thrown from the office window of Forrester s close friend Determined to prove his friend innocent of the murder, Forrester sets off on a dangerous trip beginning in Oxford, and on to Berlin, to Norway, and back to London and Oxford His own life often in danger, the action feltlike an Indiana Jones saga at times The animosities of those who supported the Allies, or feltaligned with the Nazis or the Communists, all play parts in the evolving story, as do Oxford college politics Eventually the action comes to a dramatic close and the end of this first book leads directly to the plot of the second book.I felt much was explained when I read the author information at the end of the book which details his decades of work in radio and tv, as well as script writing for well received series including The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles for George Lucas The aspect of derring do in the plot action was a smidge over the top, and the ample use of historical characters throughout were both some of the fun and some of the grounding of the story Definitelya thriller than a mystery for me, but enjoyable all the same Loved the material about the Norse sagas and the reference to the accidental find of a Rosetta Stone which would perhaps unlock the Minoan Linear B language in the action of the second book As someone both interested in WWII history, especially the espionage on all sides, as well as the discoveries leading to the reading of Egyptian hieroglyphics and linear B, this was an quick and entertaining read Probablya 3 1 2 stars just from the fun factor Originally published at Risingshadow.Gavin Scott s The Age of Treachery is the first novel in the Duncan Forrester Mystery series It s a highly enjoyable mystery novel with adventure elements It will appeal to readers who enjoy reading gradually unfolding mystery novels It will also appeal to speculative fiction readers, because it contains fascinating references to Norse mythology and Viking sagas It s possible that it may also appeal to those who love the adventures of Indiana Jones, becau Originally published at Risingshadow.Gavin Scott s The Age of Treachery is the first novel in the Duncan Forrester Mystery series It s a highly enjoyable mystery novel with adventure elements It will appeal to readers who enjoy reading gradually unfolding mystery novels It will also appeal to speculative fiction readers, because it contains fascinating references to Norse mythology and Viking sagas It s possible that it may also appeal to those who love the adventures of Indiana Jones, because the protagonist is an archeologist.The Age of Treachery was a pleasant reading experience for me, because it was an entertaining and well written novel I normally tend to avoid reading this kind of mustery fiction, because I ve often beenor less frustrated by the low quality of several mystery novels, but I found this novel thoroughly captivating and enjoyable.Here s information about the story The event takes place in Oxford after World War II Duncan Forrester attends a reading of V lusp , which is one of the most important poems in Norse mythology Soon the body of David Lyall is found and Forrester s best friend, Gordon Clark, is arrested for the murder Forrester doesn t believe that his friend is guilty and intends to find out who the murderer is and why Lyall was murdered His investigations reveal interesting things and the trail of clues leads him to Germany and NorwayThe author delivers an entertaining and clever story that moves forward with a good pace He keeps things in motion and gradually addstension to the story by revealing new things to readers He has created a puzzle that keeps readers turning pages.Duncan Forrester is a well created and three dimensional protagonist He works at Barnard College as a Junior Research Fellow He has returned from World War II and is free to pursue his reseach He wants to return to Crete to retrieve his own personal Rosetta stone, which he found during the war He s a determined and intelligent man who is willing to help his friends His investigations lead him from Oxford to Germany and Norway.In my opinion, Duncan Forrester is an easily likeable, trustworthy and intelligent protagonist He has had his own problems and has lived a humble life, but has become an archeology research fellow It s possible to say that he s a classic heroic protagonist.It was interesting to read about Duncan s friend, Gordon Clark, because he was arrested for the murder of David Lyall His personal life is complicated, because his wife has had an affair with David Lyall What complicates his life further is that there has been bad blood between him and David Lyall because of the Rotherfield Lectureship.I also enjoyed reading about Professor Arne Haraldson He was from the University of Oslo and was visiting Oxford There was an interesting link between him and David Lyall, because Lyall had contacted him about an Old Norse manuscript that may have something to do with the supernatural.Detective Inspector Barber, who investigates the murder, adds a touch of old school detective elements to the story He seems to be a man who wants to be right and doesn t approve of others trying to solve things for themselves.Gavin Scott has created a story that is a fluent combination of crime fiction, historical fiction, thriller fiction and adventure fiction This kind of a combination seldom works well, but this novel works perfectly I found no faults in the story, because it flows gently from start to finish and becomes increasingly intriguing as events unfold and secrets are revealed.Forrester s investigations are a real joy to read, because he finds out interesting things about the victim and other things related to his death The philandering academic seems to have had quite an interesting life, because he was a commando who was betrayed to the Germans It was fun to read about how Forrester travelled to Germany and Norway in search of the truth, because the author s way of writing about wartime happenings, Nazis and Viking sagas feels thrilling.It s interesting that the author mentions J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis in the story, because I didn t expect to find any mentions of them Epic fantasy fans will be delighted to know that J.R.R Tolkien makes an unexpected appearance as a minor character in this novel The author has also other surprises in store for his readers, but I won t reveal what they are.Gavin Scott s depictions of different places, people and events are excellent and engaging He evokes such a distinct and realistic sense of place and time that you are immediately pulled into the story His vision of the 1940s is wholly believable, because you can sense how the world has changed and how reserved people are about certain things.I think that readers who love British crime and mystery TV series will find this novel especially interesting, because it s slightly reminiscent of such TV series as Inspector Morse, Lewis and Inspector George Gently It s a charmingly old fashioned mystery novel that has many things in common with these TV series.I ve sometimes found it a bit difficult to fully get into this kind of mystery stories, because many stories have lacked that special something or the atmosphere hasn t felt fully believable, not to mention realistic This story, however, impressed me, because Gavin Scott writes convincingly about the protagonist s life, feelings and investigations during the investigations readers get to know Forrester as a person and learn things about him Because he s a likeable and reliable person, it s easy for readers to become interested in his adventures.Besides the story being gripping and thrilling, one of the main reasons why this novel is worth reading is that Gavin Scott expertly creates an intense atmosphere that oozes mystery and threat by writing about what Forrester finds out and how he deals with what he has learned during his investigations He also succeeds in maintaining a fine balance between style and substance, which is not an easy thing to do in this kind of fiction.The prose is easy to read and enjoy, because Gavin Scott writes fluently about the happenings and the various characters There s nothing heavy about his prose, because he concentrates on writing thrilling entertainment that will please many readers I enjoyed his way of writing about the characters and their secrets.I look forward to reading the forthcoming sequels, The Age of Olympus April 2017 and The Age of Exodus April 2018 , because I want to readabout Duncan Forrester and his future adventures I have a feeling that the sequels will be worth waiting for and offerinsight into Forrester s life and adventures.Gavin Scott s The Age of Treachery is a prime example of how to write compelling mystery fiction It s excellent entertainment for fans of well created mystery stories, because the story goes forward and the author doesn t get stuck on meaningless issues It has plenty of old fashioned charm, and it offers wonderful escapism to readers who want to immerse themselves in a good story.Excellent and exceptionally intriguing mystery fiction A murder at Oxford just a couple of years after WWII leads a lecturer to investigate in order to clear his friend of the crime As book lovers know, this was also the era of Tolkien, Lewis, Fleming, and others, each of whom make an appearance or two in the story Fast paced, with an intriguing conclusion 3.5 stars. First book of the series and it is fascinating The plot is twisting and you will not realize who is the killer Duncan Forrester is the new sherlock fyi I am a big fan of sherlock so this book is my cup a tea Even though I finish it quite long because I had to deal with my thesis In one chapter, Forrester made plans and you will like the plans because it reveal everything You can also imagine it because the time is written in the book Fascinating, isn t Anyway, you will also love this boo First book of the series and it is fascinating The plot is twisting and you will not realize who is the killer Duncan Forrester is the new sherlock fyi I am a big fan of sherlock so this book is my cup a tea Even though I finish it quite long because I had to deal with my thesis In one chapter, Forrester made plans and you will like the plans because it reveal everything You can also imagine it because the time is written in the book Fascinating, isn t Anyway, you will also love this book if you are a big fan of C.S Lewis, Tolkien and Norse mythology Because it tells a lot about them and the thing is oh my I cannot explain it Read it by yourself.Actually, I cannot put the book down when I read the few pages but other things needed my attention so I should put the book down sometimes which makes me stressed out Because, when you already get into pages which explain the investigation of the killer believe me, you will not want to put the book down The setting of the place also the best part 19 s London How cool is that huh I have my own actor when I imagine Forrester Let me tell you, it is Edward Norton Did I write it right the name Never mind, but I guess he is the perfect Forrester to me When I read this book, Edward pop up into my mind when I imagine Forrester Read the book without any distraction because you will not do the same mistake as I did I regret I did not finish the book fast enough {Free Pdf} à The Age of Treachery ⚤ It is the winter of , and after years of war, ex Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester is back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow But his peace is shattered when a much disliked Fellow is found dead in the quad, stabbed and pushed from an upper window A don is suspected and arrested for the murder, but Forrester is not convinced of his friend s guilt On the hunt for the true killer, he finds himself plunged into a mystery involving lost Viking sagas, Satanic rituals and wartime espionage The Age of Treachery is the first book in the Duncan Forrester series that follows the exploits of ex SOE agent turned historian In this initial outing, Forrester has returned to academic life as a junior fellow at an Oxford College When his best friend is accused of murdering a fellow don who was having an affair with his wife, Forrester sets out to find the real killer, slowly uncovering a war time conspiracy that some are willing to kill for to keep secret The story is written as a kind of The Age of Treachery is the first book in the Duncan Forrester series that follows the exploits of ex SOE agent turned historian In this initial outing, Forrester has returned to academic life as a junior fellow at an Oxford College When his best friend is accused of murdering a fellow don who was having an affair with his wife, Forrester sets out to find the real killer, slowly uncovering a war time conspiracy that some are willing to kill for to keep secret The story is written as a kind of Boys Own tale of adventure, with Forrester drawing on his historian skills to uncover evidence and his SOE skills to stay alive as dark forces try to stop his quest Dropped into the tale are before they were famous cameos by real life people such as Robert Maxwell, Margaret Thatcher, and Kenneth Tynan If one treats the story as a Boys Own take it s reasonably engaging and entertaining, despite being somewhat thin and unbelievable throughout That said, it would have workedeffectively if the identity of the killer wasn t telegraphed from a very long way out and the solution to the locked room element of the murder that none of a room s occupants can easily get to the site of the killing wasn t ridiculous