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The "richly detailed, almost indecently thrilling" (New York Times) follow up to The Serpent's Tale
When a fire at Glastonbury Abbey reveals two skeletons, rumor has it they may belong to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. King Henry II hopes so, for it would help him put down a rebellion in Wales, where the legend of Celtic savior Arthur is strong. To make certain, he sends Adelia Aguilar, his Mistress of the Art of Death, to Glastonbury to examine the skeletons.
At the same time, the investigation into the abbey fire will be overseen by the Bishop of St. Albans, father of Adelia's daughter. Trouble is, someone at Glastonbury doesn't want either mystery solved, and is prepared to kill to prevent it...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Excellent historical mystery in the tradition of The Name of The Rose, only with a strong female lead character. Great read.
Fast-paced, fun, and practically a vocabulary lesson. Set in the 12th century with great color and action. Sometimes a little slow, but worth the wait once the action starts!!