Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Land of Shadows- A Medieval Mystery- Priscilla Royal
"A royal birth, a nobleman s death, a scarlet woman's murder In March, 1279, Edward I takes a break from hammering the Welsh and bearing down on England's Jews to vacation in Gloucestershire. The royal party breaks the journey at Woodstock Manor. And there one life begins as Queen Eleanor labors to birth a new daughter, and one draws to an end when apoplexy fells Baron Adam Wynethorpe."
Priscilla Royal's Medieval mysteries are many layered and complex and this one is no exception. Prioress Eleanor, Baron Adam's daughter with her entourage which includes Sister Anne and Brother Thomas are at Woodstock at her father's deathbed. Enter her brother Hugh and his son Richard who get enmeshed with a series of murders, involving the Jewish community and members of the King's household knights.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and it is a series so pay attention to spoiler alert.
Always a super read with mystery and injustice entwined for the principals to unravel. Recommended for all-