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City of Pearl

#9 Aelf Fen

Alys Clare



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Severn House Publishers Ltd
26 February 2021
Apprentice healer Lassair uncovers the secrets of the mysterious City of Pearl in the compelling new Aelf Fen medieval mystery.

October, 1093. At her mentor's urgent request, Lassair is accompanying Gurdyman across the sea to Spain. But why is he so insistent on embarking on this difficult and dangerous journey just as winter approaches? And why does he seem so afraid? Could there be any connection to the vagrant found lying dead outside his home, a single pearl clutched in his outstretched hand?

As the pair reach the remote mountainous regions of northern Spain, Lassair will be tested as never before. Hot on her trail is Jack Chevestrier, the young lawman who loves her. But who is it who's trying to kill him ... and why?
By:   Alys Clare
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   335g
ISBN:   9781780296357
ISBN 10:   1780296355
Series:   An Aelf Fen Mystery
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   26 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alys Clare lives in the English countryside, where her novels are set. She went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She is also the author of the Hawkenlye, Gabriel Taverner and World's End Bureau mystery series.

Reviews for City of Pearl (#9 Aelf Fen)

Historical fiction fans who enjoy such authors as Ellis Peters, Simon Beaufort, Susanna Gregory and Margaret Frazer will delight in exploring Clare's medieval world * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>Blood of the South</b> * Skillful pacing and a healthy dose of mysticism add to the appeal - especially for fans of medieval historicals * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Night Wanderer</b> * A fascinating look at medieval England * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>The Night Wanderer</b> * Engrossing ... All will relate to the empathetic Lassair and her authentic emotional responses to the people in her life * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Rufus Spy</b> * Vivid details of life in eleventh century England, combined with an engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense, will keep historical mystery devotees firmly in Clare's corner * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Rufus Spy</b> * A host of minor mysteries enliven this magical tour of mystical lands * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Clare produces another winner . this magical adventure story, full of joy, danger, and sadness, will draw both Clare's crime-fiction fans as well as fantasy readers * <b>Booklist</b> * Eerie . those who enjoy mystical thrillers set in medieval Europe will be well rewarded * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> *

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