A City of Bells

The Cathedral Trilogy

Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473655889

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Returning injured from the Boer War, Jocelyn Irvin travels to the quiet cathedral town of Torminster. Welcomed there by his young cousin Hugh Anthony, his grandparents and their adopted daughter Henrietta, Jocelyn begins to rediscover his enjoyment of life. As he embraces old friendships and new relationships, Jocelyn becomes captivated by the mystery of writer Gabriel Ferranti, a man whose unexplained disappearance months before has cast a shadow which only his return can lift. A charming story of love, family and laying to rest ghosts of the past. What readers are saying about Elizabeth Goudge 'Miss Goudge is a born storyteller' - 5 STARS 'I wish I had discovered Elizabeth Goudge a long time ago!' - 5 STARS 'One of the greatest storytellers of our time' - 5 STARS 'Her writing is unique' - 5 STARS 'Elizabeth Goudge is an author par excellence' - 5 STARS
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Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
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The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1)

Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350197

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Journey to the reign of Edward II, where murder was part of the tapestry of life... The first in Paul Doherty's series featuring Mathilde of Westminster is played out against the glorious, violent and decadent court of Edward II where ghosts throng, and old sins and innocent blood cry to heaven for vengeance. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Michael Jecks. By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden, mysterious death was part of the tapestry of life. Many years later, Mathilde looks back and chronicles her turbulent life. With her sharp, suspicious intellect ready to distinguish between a fatality and an unnatural death, Mathilde is confronted by a host of chilling murders. The source of these horrors is the fierce political rivalry between Philip of France and Edward of England. This manifests itself in a series of gruesome killings, one of which actually took place during Edward II's Coronation, when a knight of the Royal Household, Sir John Baquelle was crushed to death... What readers are saying about The Cup of Ghosts: 'Doherty has created a vivid and credible picture of life at the royal court' 'There are very few authors who can even come close to matching Doherty' 'Cup of Ghosts is a beautifully written novel, bringing fact and fiction together in a believable story of murder, intrigue, desire for power and passion in a time when violence and murder was a way of life'
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Rise of the Drow Prologue: The Darkness Arrives

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible

Author: Jonathan G. Nelson,Stephen Yeardley

Publisher: AAW Games

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 129

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Rise of the Drow: The Darkness Arrives is a D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Adventure that takes four to six PCs from 1st to 6th level. This adventure may be used either as a standalone or an introduction to the Rise of the Drow trilogy (available in PDF & hardback). The northern climes have proven difficult to cross the further the party travels, beleaguered by both the rapidly shortening days and forests that grow thicker with every mile. The ever-falling snow, whether as gentle flakes or an energy- sapping blizzard, only increase the sense of silence, darkness, and isolation. A journey between settlements of what should have been a day or two has become twice as long; everyone is desperate to reach a roaring fire and a full stew pot. The appearance of the village, the party's intended destination, seems perfectly timed. The locals are heading for the central cathedral and talk of warmth, light, and succor while encouraging everyone to, "get out of the darkness." Following this advice, the adventurers find themselves in the middle of a service to mark the ending of the longest night and a return to the comfort of daylight—thanks to an ancient relic. However the ceremony does not go smoothly as several interruptions prevent the high priest from properly fulfilling his duties. The PCs called upon to aid another band of travelers before helping drive off unexpected undead! But all of this is just the precursor to worse events; slavers appear, attempting to capture villagers and drag them away. These malicious enemies are like none seen before, accompanied by strange creatures that target the building and individuals alike. The local residents are hard-pressed to face these foes and the party proves to be a vital force in preventing a devastating defeat! Can the PCs deal with the many problems before them, overcoming multiple challenges as an unknown enemy attacks the cathedral from all directions? Can the party face down the slavers, rescuing the villagers from a terrible fate, or will they fall for the tricks and bluffs of the mysterious humanoids that use the very darkness as a weapon? Can anyone stop this attack and prevent the remorseless, merciless Rise of the Drow? Rise of the Drow: The Darkness Arrives includes: A three part story spanning over 120 pages by the authors of Rise of the Drow, Tears at Bitter Manor, and the Saatman's Empire Adventure Path. The perfect way to introduce your playgroup to the Rise of the Drow Trilogy Introduce your PCs to members of House Gullion, the growing house of power in the Underworld New exciting locations to explore like the Rybalkan Cathedral, Dark Wood, and Adrik's Folly New monsters such as the Ghoublin, Skeletal Fire Mephit, and Squamp New magic items like the fabled moonshard Beautiful illustrations by Mates Laurentiu, Rick Hershey, Jacob Blackmon, and more Gorgeous maps by Todd Gamble introducing a brand new technique incorporating real-world model scenery into his cartography
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Towers in the Mist

The Cathedral Trilogy

Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473655986

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enchanting story of hope and fulfilment, set amid the Oxford colleges. Set in Elizabethan times, Faithful, a poor Londoner, heads for Oxford. He's bright, cheeky and good-looking, has a tremendous love of learning and hopes to be an Oxford scholar. When he is taken in by Canon Leigh and his family, Faithful begins to fulfil his dreams. In this coming-of-age tale, the excitement, squalor and beauty of the English Renaissance unfolds through the lives of two girls growing up, Oxford students approaching the threshold of distinguished careers, and their elders navigating the complicated waters of sixteenth-century England. What readers are saying about TOWERS IN THE MIST 'A delight' - 5 STARS 'One of the best' - 5 STARS 'Brimming with life and charm; - 5 STARS 'Absolutely magical' - 5 STARS 'A novel which deserves to be read more than once' - 5 STARS
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Too Dear For My Possessing

Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447214773

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Bruges, bedecked with stiff Madonnas . . . London, going wild in the Twenties . . . Paris, where white powdered faces gleam from cafe tables . . . Against these backdrops unfolds the life of Claud Pickering as he describes his boyhood, dominated by his step-mother Helena, and the complications and compromises, the yearnings and expectations of young adulthood. It is the story of his failed marriage, and it is the story of his passion for Cecil, a singer, who haunts Claud with all the elusiveness — and the destructiveness — of a dream. Too Dear For My Possessing is the first volume in the ‘Helena’ trilogy, in which Pamela Hansford Johnson demonstrates superbly her considerable powers as a novelist. The story continues in An Avenue of Stone and concludes in A Summer To Decide.
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