The Goldsmith’s Apprentice is the third book in the Pitt Family Saga series.
Set in early 13th century England this book is about the murder of a Goldsmith, one to whom Nick Pitt was apprenticed. Although innocent, Nick is accused of the murder, and a speedy trial finds him guilty.
Nick’s adopted family and his Knights Templar friends set out to prove his innocence and gain the king’s pardon, but there is little evidence in Nick’s favour, and time to save him is running out.
This book was my favourite in the series. The author has worked hard to improve his writing and it shows as the series progresses. The story was entertaining and I was just as eager to solve the mystery and capture the real murderer as were the characters. The Knights Templar have always fascinated me, and once again I appreciated the additional snippets of information about them.
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Being hanged, in early 13th Century London, was a slow and painful process of strangulation. But for a shy fourteen-year-old with little grasp on the ways of the world, it was terrifying. Especially when he was innocent of the murder of which he was accused. Indeed, apprentice goldsmith Nick Pitt hardly understood what had happened to his master, or why he was accused of his callous slaying.