Search Results: "Alys Clare"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ENCHANTER’S FOREST by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Clare's latest fantasy set in the England of the 1100s (Heart of Ice, 2006, etc.) is better enjoyed as mystical history than detective fare."
A knight, a nun and a mysterious forest dweller combine their talents to solve mysteries. Read full book review >

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MUSIC OF THE DISTANT STARS by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"Clare's Aelf Fen series (Mist Over the Water, 2009, etc.) offers a charming combination of the mysterious and mystical; the third volume continues in the same vein."
Apprentice healer Lassair, who lives in the small Fenland village of Aelf Fen, makes a visit to her grandmother's grave and is presented with yet another mystery. Read full book review >

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THE PATHS OF THE AIR by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Adroitly weaving medieval history into a rousing and mystical tale, the latest in the Hawkenlye series (The Enchanter's Forest, 2008, etc.) may be Clare's best yet."
Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye and her friend Sir Josse d'Acquin are caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Read full book review >

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A RUSTLE OF SILK by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Although this series debut would have benefited from more showing and less telling, a thoughtful hero and a likable supporting cast make a promising beginning."
A country physician untangles a web of deadly crime in Jacobean England. Read full book review >

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THE WAY BETWEEN THE WORLDS by Alys Clare
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Clare's latest addition to the magical Aelf Fen series is a wonderful combination of mystery, mysticism and romance with a historical twist."
A young girl with strange powers fights the forces of evil. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE DAWN LIGHT by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A treat that's full of the mysticism, period detail and mystery Clare's readers have come to expect."
Historical specialist Clare (The Joys of My Life, 2009, etc.) begins her new series in 1087, when William Rufus has just assumed the throne of England and quelled a rebellion. Read full book review >

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THE TAVERN IN THE MORNING by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"La belle dame sans merci meets 1990s New Age feminism: an awkwardly uncertain romance."
In his third adventure (Ashes of the Elements, 2001, etc.), Josse D'Aquin, king's man and knight, returns home from a cold, hard trip to find that a man has died at the local tavern. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S CUP by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As usual, Clare (A Rustle of Silk, 2016, etc.) provides a pleasurable combination of mysticism and historical fact. The secret of that evil object makes this one of her better mysteries."
A turbulent time in British history draws to a shocking end. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WANDERER by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Once more, Clare (Blood of the South, 2015, etc.) deftly combines a vexing mystery with paranormal activity and earthly romance."
Cambridge is terrified by a series of inexplicable killings in 1094. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER KING by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"The ninth in the Hawkenlye series (The Song of the Nightingale, 2012, etc.) continues the saga with the mixture as before: historical facts, colorful characters, a touch of mysticism and a soupçon of mystery."
Hawkenlye Abbey again plays home to misery and murder. Read full book review >

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MIST OVER THE WATER by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The second in the Aelf Fen series (Out of the Dawn Light, 2009) is a worthy continuation of the entrancing story of Lassair, whose talents are both practical and mystical."
A young medieval healer becomes involved in a dangerous political scheme. Read full book review >

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ASHES OF THE ELEMENTS by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Just where is she heading with her abbess and soldier?"
What are frustrated Queen Mother Eleanor and concerned merchants to do about King Richard the Lionheart, who has abandoned his duties and in effect absconded with England's wealth to support his crusading? Read full book review >