But when more bodies are discovered, certainty turns to doubt—and amid the chaos it becomes clear that nobody is above suspicion. Facing growing unrest in the village and the fury of the lord of the manor, Stanton and Barling find themselves drawn into a mystery that defies logic, pursuing a killer who evades capture at every turn.
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Instead, it seethes with bitter feuds, rivalries and resentments. Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation—and brutal murder. Christmas Eve, 1176. Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert’s idleness, he seeks him out—and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered. Summoned from london to the isolated monastery on the Yorkshire Moors, and his messenger Hugo Stanton, clerk to the King’s justices, Aelred Barling, set about investigating the horrific crime.
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King henry ii has imprisoned his rebellious Queen for attempting to overthrow him. Sir benedict palmer answers the call, mistakenly believing that his family will remain safe while he attends to his King. As palmer races to secure the throne for the king, neither man senses the hand of a brilliant schemer, a mystery figure loyal to Henry’s traitorous Queen who will stop at nothing to see the King defeated.
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John has not been granted its kingship—he is merely the Lord of Ireland, destined never to escape his father’s shadow. Henry is dispatching him there with a mighty force to impose order. Yet it is a thwarted young man who arrives on the troubled isle. Unknown to john, sir benedict palmer, Henry has also sent his right-hand man, to root out the traitors he fears are working to steal the land from him.
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A monk praying in the church has been brutally murdered, and his severed hand offers the first clue of a motive. Halfdan and his master, winston the Illuminator, are guests in a monastery when they’re awakened in the middle of the night and asked to solve a crime. As they investigate who could have committed such a heinous atrocity—and why—Halfdan and Winston must negotiate bitter rivalries within the monastery’s hierarchy, a sensitive class structure, and the tension between the new laws King Cnut has sworn to uphold and the codes of honor that precede them.
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In a time when noblemen are the law and they can’t be trusted to be ethical, the law has no meaning. When the thane turns up dead, the tables turn and the accuser becomes the accused.
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But then an astrologer appears with foreboding news: his old adversary, has stolen three royal artifacts, Inquisitor Waldemar von Schönborn, which are required to coronate a new German emperor.