The Lost Prophecies

The Lost Prophecies

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Amysterious book of prophecies left by a sixth century Irish monk has baffled scholars through the ages. Foretelling wars, plagues and rebellions, the Black Book of Bran is said to have predicted the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot. Some believe it foresees the Day of Judgement. But is it the result of divine inspiration or the ravings of a madman?

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Amysterious book of prophecies left by a sixth century Irish monk has baffled scholars through the ages. Foretelling wars, plagues and rebellions, the Black Book of Bran is said to have predicted the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot. Some believe it foresees the Day of Judgement. But is it the result of divine inspiration or the ravings of a madman?

A hidden hoard of Saxon gold. A poisoned priest. A monk skinned alive in Westminster Abbey. Only one thing is certain: a gruesome and untimely end awaits all who possess the cursed book.

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"Monks, mists, madness, taverns: the evocation of a strange but familiar Other Britain shrouded in time . . . A must for historical crime buffs."  —Tangled Web

"If your taste is for well-written crime and well-written historical fiction, they are combined tantalizingly here."  —Crime Time

"Absorbing fourth serial historical."  —Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

In the Medieval Murderers' absorbing fourth serial historical (after 2007's House of Shadows), six British mystery authors-Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden, Susanna Gregory, C.J. Sansom-chart the impact of the Black Book of Brân over the centuries. In 574, the infant Brân washes ashore in Ireland with the eponymous book of prophesies, leading local churchmen to believe him to be demonic. More than 600 years later, the sinister tome causes havoc in Exeter when coroner John de Wolfe and cleric Thomas de Peyne must cope with priests who have caught gold fever during a killing spree. Brân's manuscript makes an implausible side trip to snowy 1262 Russia, but it's soon back in England amid mayhem in Westminster Abbey. The prophetic book, which has "a habit of bringing out the worst in people," winds up in an appropriately apocalyptic future of polar ice melt, nuclear war, earthquakes and floods. (Feb.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847391216
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Knight, a former Home Office pathologist, is the author of the acclaimed Crowner John series. Former police officer Susanna Gregory's novels feature Matthew Bartholomew, a C14th Cambridge physician. Karen Maitland is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling C14th mysteries Company of Liars and The Owl Killers. Philip Gooden writes Shakespearean murder mysteries. Ian Morson is the author of the Oxford-based Falconer series.

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