By Maureen Ash
A brand new Templar Knight secret from the writer who "masterfully creates a medieval global jam-packed with wealthy old detail." (National bestselling writer Victoria Thompson)
Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln citadel to benefit who murdered a servant engaged in a bootleg affair with a married girl. even if the jealous husband had a reason, Bascot's research uncovers a extra stunning revelation concerning the sufferer that might provide him any variety of strength enemies...
About the Author
Maureen Ash has had a lifelong curiosity in British medieval heritage. Visits to fort ruins and outdated church buildings have supplied the foundation for her novels. She lives in England.
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Ebook four within the Templar Knight secret series.
After 8 years of captivity within the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins ultimately escaped. Injured in either physique and soul, he's on a sojourn at Lincoln citadel, the place the arrival vacation trips carry the promise of desire and lengthy lifestyles -- yet now not for everybody. ..
The city of Lincoln is roofed in white on Christmas morning. however the snow additionally conceals the mortal continues to be of a clerk who labored within the neighborhood mint -- stabbed, robbed, and left at the flooring of a stone quarry. With the sheriff busy enjoyable noble site visitors, Bascot is requested to investigate.
The simply clue he unearths is a pristine coin stamped with the visage of King Stephen, who reigned a few fifty years prior. The sheriff suspects hoard of hidden treasure may well attach the killer to the sufferer. yet Bascot, aided by means of his younger protégé Gianni, quickly discovers that the reason is going past funds -- and past mere homicide. ..
In 1274, Edward the 1st governed England having inherited the crown from his father, Henry the 3rd. around the border to the west, the smaller state of Wales used to be governed by way of Prince Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, a right away descendant of Llewellyn the good.
Tensions have been strained among the 2 nations and minor conflicts have been normal among the lesser nobles but if Edward figured out approximately Llewellyn’s proposed marriage to Eleanor du Montfort, the daughter of his deceased father’s maximum enemy, he was once incensed and in 1275 prepared for her send to be intercepted as she traveled from France to be with the Welsh Prince. Eleanor was once imprisoned inflicting the connection among Edward and Llewellyn to become worse even extra and in 1276, conflict broke out among the 2 nations.
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These castles shaped the spine of his defences in Wales, an unassailable process of fortresses, every one designed to at the same time help one another opposed to any chance from the Welsh.
They have been an emblem of his could, a method of invincible fortifications and in impact an impregnable ring of metal unassailable by way of any dwelling man…. .. .. .
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If there be any eyrie so desolate, or isle so remote, that one may there resort unchallenged by an Englishman, ’tis not down on any map I ever saw. Had the doctor misplaced anything on that dismal shore? Could I render assistance? Dr. Goose shook his head, knotted loose his ‘kerchief & displayed its contents with clear pride. “Teeth, sir, are the enameled grails of the quest in hand. In days gone by this Arcadian strand was a cannibals’ banqueting hall, yes, where the strong engorged themselves on the weak.
D’Arnoq told us tales of ships he has supplied during his ten-year on Chatham Isle, while Henry amused us with stories of patients, both illustrious & humble, he has benefacted in London & Polynesia. For my part I described the many hardships overcome by this American notary in order to locate the Australian beneficiary of a will executed in California. We washed down our mutton stew & apple dumpling with small ale brewed by Mr. Evans for trading with whalers. Keegan & Dyfedd left to attend to their livestock & Mrs.
A Deadly Penance (Templar Knight Mystery, Book 6) by Maureen Ash