An Ancient Evil

An Ancient Evil

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by Paul Doherty
     
 

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As the travellers gather in the Tabard Inn at the start of a pilgrimage to Canterbury, they agree to amuse themselves on each day of their journey with one tale and each evening with another - but the latter to be of mystery, terror and murder. And so begins the Knight's tale. It opens with the destruction of a sinister cult at its stronghold in the wilds of

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As the travellers gather in the Tabard Inn at the start of a pilgrimage to Canterbury, they agree to amuse themselves on each day of their journey with one tale and each evening with another - but the latter to be of mystery, terror and murder. And so begins the Knight's tale. It opens with the destruction of a sinister cult at its stronghold in the wilds of Oxfordshire during the reign of William the Conqueror, and then moves to Oxford some two hundred years later where terrible murders are being committed. The authorities seem powerless but the Abbess of the Convent of St Anne's, believes the murders are connected with the legends of the cult and she petitions the King for help. As the murders continue unabated, special commissioner Sir Godfrey Evesden uncovers clues that lead to a macabre world sect, which worships the dark lord. But he can find no solution to a series of increasingly baffling questions and matters soon worsen...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755350513
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,056,467
File size:
598 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.

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An Ancient Evil 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
PC Doherty, already known for medieval mysteries around the Edwards, has started a series tlling the unfinished Canterbury tales - with frequent reference to Satanism. Excellent plots and period feeling. very readable, and abit more comples than Brother Cadfael.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago