Search Results: "Alys Clare"


BOOK REVIEW

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 ROSE OF THE WORLD by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Not the best Hawkenlye mystery (The Joys of My Life, 2009, etc.), but the well-conceived story and historical detail continue to please."
In a battle between King and Pope, the people are the losers. Read full book review >

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SHADOWED EVIL by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Of all Clare's charmingly mystical looks at life and death in 13th-century England, this one-sitting read is by far the purest mystery."
A visit to a treasured childhood home involves Sir Josse d'Acquin and his wife, Helewise, in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE by Alys Clare
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Like other entries in this pleasing series (The Rose of the World, 2011, etc.), this one is much stronger on history than mystery."
The brutal reign of King John makes life difficult for all England, including the people who live in and near Hawkenlye Abbey. 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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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 >

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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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FORTUNE LIKE THE MOON by Alys Clare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

Clare launches her new series in 1189, when Henry II of England has died from an anal fistula and his contentious queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, at large for the first time in 15 years, schemes to win acceptance for her favorite son, the foreign Richard Plantagenet, as king. 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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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 >