Dark Tracks (Order of Darkness, #4) by Philippa Gregory

Dark Tracks (Order of Darkness, #4)

Luca and Isolde continue investigating for the Order of Darkness in the fourth book in the Order of Darkness series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory.


Details Dark Tracks (Order of Darkness, #4)

TitleDark Tracks (Order of Darkness, #4)
ISBN9781442476950
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherSimon Pulse
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
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Reviews Dark Tracks (Order of Darkness, #4)

  • Gabriela Pop
    2018-01-16
    **DISCLAIMER: I was sent an early copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review(and boy do I think they're going to regret that choice,but hey ho,#authenticity)I was not exactly a fan of the previous books in this series,so needless to say,my expectations for this one weren't exactly what you would call,well,high.However,I still ended up quite underwhelmed,which is quite the achievement.I literally could not care about any o...
  • Ashley Marsh
    2018-03-13
    This just was not good. The series as a whole has really gone downhill. The characters, far from “developing,” have regressed into fairly annoying caricatures of themselves. The lack of plot in this is astounding. It feels as if it was written in a single afternoon. I understand the thinly veiled Holocaust references, but they weren’t actually useful to the story, and they didn’t bring anything profound enough to merit including such a he...
  • Tracy
    2018-03-12
    I really love this series, though sometimes I'm not sure how to categorize it. It's a wonderful way of telling very old history, which unfortunately has a way of repeating itself. I did not know this about how the Jews were treated in villages in the 1500's, absolutely no idea.
  • Beth Knight
    2018-02-11
    Despite Gregory's style, which I often find stilted, I am enjoying this series that I initially picked up for a song in the works. A valid examination of prejudice and fear of that which seems "other". The characters are bold and I enjoy Isolde and Ishraq's no nonsense attitudes and am curious to see how the series ends. They are short reads that vary between mindless and challenging (in terms of our own views - this latest installment particular...
  • Beth Knight
    2018-02-11
    Despite Gregory's style, which I often find stilted, I am enjoying this series that I initially picked up for a song in the works. A valid examination of prejudice and fear of that which seems "other". The characters are bold and I enjoy Isolde and Ishraq's no nonsense attitudes and am curious to see how the series ends. They are short reads that vary between mindless and challenging (in terms of our own views - this latest installment particular...
  • Jo Moore
    2018-02-16
    I won this on the giveaway. I haven't read any of the other books in the series, so I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Not the most exciting of books, but the plot certainly had plenty going for it and kept my attention, which really is impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense involved and didn't guess any of the outcomes. Definitely one worth reading.
  • Sarah-Jane Suddick
    2018-01-30
    I couldn't put it down.
  • Alfie
    2018-03-19
    3.5/5 Stars19/03/18Overview:The Dark Tracks is the fourth book in the Order of Darkness series. In this series we follow our main character, Luca Vero who is considered a ‘changeling’, and as a result he is recruited by the Pope into the Order of Darkness, where he will travel the world as an inquirer to investigate the perceived ‘end of days’. In this instalment, Luca and his band of friends continue to inquire about the end of days in C...
  • Lori Field
    2018-04-04
    It’s a good installment in the Order of Darkness series. The characters chase down another sign of the end of days. I like that Gregory weaves true history or historical events into her novels. I didn’t really like how she tied it to more modern history at the end. I can see her wanting to pay tribute/remember, but it was just too out of place. I also don’t like the love “shift”. Come on, really?
  • Tracy Terry
    2018-03-08
    A fan of Philippa Gregory's historical novels. I have to admit that, as a more mature reader, though at first dubious about her branching out into the Young Adult market, I'm really rather enjoying her Order Of Darkness books ... albeit to varying degrees.Not so enamoured of books one and three in the series (Changeling and Fool's Gold) as with book two (Stormbringers). For me, probably the strongest book in the series thus far, Dark Tracks made ...
  • Eli
    2018-02-11
    I like this series overall but it's really seeming to go down hill a bit. It was fun to read and everything but it got confusing. The writing was often blunt and the symbolism was very in your face. This book was interesting from a historical point of view and carried some very important themes which I really enjoyed. The characters were a little disappointing because I found them to be inconsistent with their personalities in the previous books....
  • Chrissy
    2018-03-10
    🙂
  • Marita
    2018-02-04
    Can’t wait for the next book
  • Jennifer Baratta
    2018-02-17
    Isolad dreams of the Holocaust at end of book. Before warned this story will haunt you.
  • Maria Isabel
    2018-02-10
    This book is not as good as the previous books I have read from Philippa Gregory. The series is interesting but the quality of each books drops as it advances.
  • Hannah
    2018-03-06
    To start, I’d like to say this book only managed to accumulate two stars as i had been previously waiting for this book for the best part of four years and by giving it two stars, perhaps it’ll reassure me my wait was not in vain. The book in itself was very thin and quite linear in its, for lack of a better term, ‘plot’ and was a prolonged scene at best that most good writers can manage to write - in great detail - in two chapters.This b...
  • Teri
    2018-05-24
    This is the fourth story in Philippa Gregory's Order of Darkness young adult series. The story follows Luca, an inquisitor for the Lord of the Order of Darkness in 1461, along with his band of friends, Brother Peter, Frieze, Isolde, and Ishraq. The men are sent out to investigate why a town of people have suddenly taken to dancing. They are not merely just dancing but are falling into a trance-like state and dancing through town to the beat of a ...
  • Pamela
    2018-05-06
    In Dark tracks, Volume 4,near Linz in Austria 1461, the four travellers, Freize, Brother Peter, Isode and Ishraq are to help inquire about the dancing madness, plus the chosen inquirer himself, Luca a changeling. Initially all the travellers are safe till a pedlar comes to the very inn they are staying and tempts the ladies, Isolde and Ishraq. Would they survive or not? The theme of prejudice is prevalent throughout the novel till the very end. T...
  • Leanne
    2018-04-25
    I adored how the characters are unfolding like petals of a rose and becoming themselves, expanding and evolving as their adventures progress. Another excellent and fascinating read from Gregory. The story unfolds shortly after Fool’s Gold and leads us on a tale of dancing, wonder, romance and the abuse of the Jewish people. Yes the romance had a twist, but not surprising. I knew it would happen I just knew it! I don’t know why people complain...
  • Vona Bowling
    2018-04-30
    Nothing but continual repetition.
  • Darlene
    2018-04-03
    Seriously one of the worst books I’ve read. The series started out just okay and has gone down hill from there.
  • Angela
    2018-04-22
    Probably would have been 3 stars, but I can't get over the amount of page space spent trying to remove a pair of shoes. I'm pretty sure it was a solid third of a narrative.
  • Ashley
    2018-03-19
    First line: There was an angry bellow from inside the woodcutter’s hovel; the woman, struggling up from the stream with a heavy bucket of icy water in each hand, raised her head and shouted back.Summary: In the fourth installment of Philippa Gregory’s young adult series we follow Luca, Isolde and their companions on their journey. As they stumble into a small village, they find the townspeople besieged by a troupe of dancers. However, these a...
  • Mary Flynn
    2018-01-12
    I'm assuming this was not the culmination of the series because... that didn't culminate anything?The diasporic part in the first half wasn't so fun as I've come to expect with this series, but when the threads started to come together, it got a lot more entertaining.(view spoiler)[But now Isolde can see into the future? Huh? (hide spoiler)]***********************************I AM SO READY FOR THIS BOOK!!!We have a title and a cover and a release ...