By Ellis Peters
Set within the 12 months of Our Lord 1120, 3 stories of intrigue and treachery, that includes the chain of occasions that led one-time crusader Cadfael into the Benedictine Order.
Read Online or Download A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 0) (UK Edition) PDF
Similar historical fiction books
Barbara Erskine's vintage bestseller, the successor to woman of Hay, ultimately on hand as a HarperCollins paperback. In a childless and unsatisfied marriage, Clare Royland is wealthy and lovely -- yet lonely. And fueling her emotions of isolation is an odd, transforming into fascination with an ancestress from the far away earlier.
In Elizabethan England, faeries are available seek in their misplaced king
London during Queen Elizabeth I is a bustling position, its streets crowded with owners promoting items from around the world. within the courtyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Alice wooden competes with different booksellers, hawking pamphlets, performs, and the most recent poetry from the continent. it's a lonely lifestyles for a hardworking younger widow, and he or she will quickly reserve it. while a black-clad stranger visits, talking in riddles and asking questions on her long-vanished son, Alice could be drawn into an event instantly out of 1 of her faerie stories.
The court docket has been infiltrated by way of the reasonable folks, a race of magical beings whose intentions are shadowy and hazardous. With the aid of Christopher Marlowe, the city’s most voguish playwright, Alice needs to untangle the faerie conspiracy to save lots of her son—and the crown.
The nationwide bestselling writer of The misplaced testomony returns with the 1st novel in an exhilarating new sequence concerning the robust secrets and techniques of the Knights Templar—and a conspiracy too surprising to believe.
In a quiet English seashore city, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has obtained a wierd medieval quantity. What seems to be a ebook isn't a publication in any respect, yet a cleverly disguised secure, during which she unearths a unmarried rolled parchment, written in code.
For encryption professional David Mallory, the textual content is impenetrable. until eventually a useful clue opens the door to a secret, and a conspiracy, stretching again seven centuries, while the main strong guy in Europe declared battle at the strongest extended family, the Knights Templar.
Now, Jessop and Mallory locate themselves on an international hunt for an unsurpassed treasure and this a lot towards the keys to secrets and techniques which may swap heritage, topple an empire, and bury them either alive. simply because they're not just the hunters. They're additionally the hunted.
From the Paperback variation.
It really is 530 BC and Cyrus the nice has carved out the biggest Empire the area had ever obvious, making Persia the undisputed superpower of the traditional international. yet there's treachery afoot, and Cyrus's existence is in danger.
In a quick paced story of affection, struggle, betrayal and revenge, Blood of Kings sweeps the reader up on an epic trip from the dust brick towns of historic Persia to the burning center of Pharaoh's Egypt. Packed packed with dramatic and real conflict scenes, it recreates the sweat, blood and worry of old conflict, as Persia smashes Egypt's military and brings the reign of the Pharaohs to a violent end.
But it's also a e-book that may pride Herodotus fanatics, bringing the traditional Greek historian's characters to realistic by no means ahead of, because it follows the doomed 'lost military of Cambyses' into the Libyan wilderness, marching in the direction of a destiny that may baffle archaeologists for millennia to return.
- The Ides of March
- Luke's Story: By Faith Alone (The Jesus Chronicles, Book 3)
- Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders: A Novel
- Waking Up With the Duke (London's Greatest Lovers)
- Moon Daughter
Additional info for A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 0) (UK Edition)
As we step into the kitchen, carrying our bags, my mother, who is standing at the counter, looks up with a startled expression. "Tamsin," she says, her voice vibrating with relief. "And Gabriel," she adds, and offers us both a smile before turning back to the heap of glittering silverware that's piled on the counter. " She examines two butter knives, and then suddenly raises her head again like a hunted animal to glance behind us. " she whispers. "I froze her," I say, setting down my backpack and stretching my arms to the ceiling.
That last part's new, I conclude after a second. Usually the dream stops with Rowena stepping through the doorway. But this time Alistair's words have taken on a deeper twist. None of you will ever be free. I grind my knuckles into my eyes, trying to rub away the last image of Rowena burning into a skeleton. This makes the third dream in a month. If this keeps up I'm considering asking my mother for one of those sleeping potions that she regularly doles out to Hedgerow's needy residents. I pull the sheet up to my chin and flip my pillow.
Come on, Mom. " Then I pause. " "No. Of course not. It's just that I thought you would want to—" She blinks rapidly and presses the back of one hand to her eyes. Wow. Planning this wedding must really be getting to her. I jerk open the refrigerator again and stare at the rows of cakes. "I don't know what I want, Mom. Half the time I forget that I even have a Talent and I think I'm just ... ordinary, and then the rest of the time I walk around school remembering I have this big secret. I just ...
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 0) (UK Edition) by Ellis Peters