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Forsaken Soul (Medieval Mystery Series #5)
     

Forsaken Soul (Medieval Mystery Series #5)

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by Priscilla Royal
 

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The summer of 1273 is peaceful for most of England, but not for Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Priory. Her friend, Crowner Ralf, is newly widowed with a baby. And her new anchoress is welcoming visitors to her window at night: one of them a man the prioress secretly loves. Now his loyalty to her as head of Tyndal Priory is suspect. Then Martin the Cooper is poisoned at

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The summer of 1273 is peaceful for most of England, but not for Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Priory. Her friend, Crowner Ralf, is newly widowed with a baby. And her new anchoress is welcoming visitors to her window at night: one of them a man the prioress secretly loves. Now his loyalty to her as head of Tyndal Priory is suspect. Then Martin the Cooper is poisoned at the local inn. Martin had a wealth of enemies. The killer could be any of them. No one likes the direction the evidence points, but God's justice must be rendered even for the most forsaken soul.

Against an authentic backdrop of medieval life and lore, Royal once again brings alive characters who are true to their period yet exhibit emotions and feelings that 21st-century readers will recognize as their own. Publishers Weekly starred review. Priscilla Royal lives in Northern California. Forsaken Soul is her fifth Medieval Mystery. www.priscillaroyal.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615951802
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
05/27/2011
Series:
Medieval Mystery Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
183,457
File size:
573 KB

Meet the Author

Priscilla Royal is the author of the medieval mysteries Tyrant of the Mind and Wine of Violence. She was born in Seattle, grew up in British Columbia, and now resides in Northern California. She is a member of the California Writers Club and Sisters in Crime.

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Forsaken Soul 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
goodnsimple More than 1 year ago
I am thoroughly enjoying these midieval mysteries. The simple spirituality of the main characters may be a bit forward from the actual time, but there are just enough Pharasees to make it realistic. It presents also an interesting conundrum for a prioress who is attracted to a monk, without so far any actual comprimises and this is a rather refreshing portrayal of platonic love. The mysteries are not terribly highbrow, nor completely unpridictable, but a few twists and turns will keep you wondering. Start with #1 in the series...they do build on themselves.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1273, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal struggles with issues. First the nearby villagers openly disapprove of the nightly visits that her new obstinate anchoress Sister Juliana is doing Eleanor has failed to get her to understand that perceptions are everything to the locals even if the woman is not committing any sins. Second the spouse of her close friend Crowner died giving birth to a daughter. Finally she fears she may be breaking her vows as she is attracted to Brother Thomas.------------ However, that all seems trite when abusive Martin the Cooper, loathed by all, dies while lying with a prostitute at an inn. Eleanor and Ralf believe the bully was sent to hell via poison. Soon others also die by poisoning as Eleanor and Ralf investigate serial murders that lack a tying motive.------------ The latest Priscilla Royal medieval mystery (see JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED) is a clever historical whodunit that uses a vivid background to enhance an engaging investigation. Eleanor is terrific as she realizes her personal problems seem mundane and insignificant when the homicides begin. Readers will appreciate her efforts along with those of Ralf to solve the homicides before others prematurely meet the creator.---------- Harriet Klausner