Book of Fires, The: A Medieval mystery (A Brother Athelstan by Paul Doherty

By Paul Doherty

An fascinating medieval secret that includes sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan

February, 1381. A ruthless killer often called the Ignifer – fireplace Bringer – is rampaging via London, bringing agonising dying and destruction in his wake. He seems to be focusing on all these fascinated by the new trial and conviction of the attractive girl Isolda Beaumont, burned on the stake for the homicide of her husband. because the past due Sir Walter Beaumont used to be an in depth pal of the Regent, John of Gaunt orders Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan to investigate.

In the lifeless man’s ownership was once a duplicate of the mysterious ‘Book of Fires’, containing the key formulation of a devastating weapon, the so-called Greek hearth. The manuscript has for the reason that disappeared, and Gaunt is determined for it to not fall into the palms of the Upright males, who're busy plotting the good Revolt.

Was Isolda quite accountable of homicide? who's the terrifying hearth Bringer – and what does he wish? Brother Athelstan is set to take on his such a lot not easy, and in all probability harmful, case yet.

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