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Valley of Dry Bones
01 Nov 2012 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781781850558

Greed, lust, violence and murder disrupt monastic life in 13th century England.

Fiction / FFH (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 256 pages
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Tyrant of the Mind
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Forsaken Soul
Chambers of Death
Killing Season
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Also in Medieval Mystery series
Valley of Dry BonesMedieval Mystery, 7Priscilla Royal

MEDIEVAL MYSTERY: On a remote East Anglian coast stands Tyndal Priory, home to a rare monastic order where men and women live and work together in close proximity. Twenty-year-old Eleanor of Wynethorpe has been appointed prioress by Henry III over the elected choice of the priory itself. Young and inexperienced, Eleanor will face a grave struggle – in a place dedicated to love and peace, she will find little of either.

VALLEY OF DRY BONES: In the late summer of 1274, King Edward I has finally been anointed England's ruler. His queen is contemplating a pilgrimage in gratitude, and emissaries have been despatched to Tyndal Priory to assess its suitability as a royal waypoint. But Death travels with them and Eleanor is soon embroiled in the dangerous world of power games, both secular and religious. After years of strife, a new king on the throne should promise the land a new beginning, but as Eleanor is going to discover, the ghosts of the past are not so easily laid to rest.

Priscilla Royal was born in Seattle, grew up in British Columbia and now lives in Northern California. She has a degree in world literature from San Francisco State University and is the author of nine books in the Medieval Mysteries series.

MEDIEVAL MYSTERIES. On a remote East Anglian coast stands Tyndal Priory, which belongs to the Order of Fontevraud, a rare 'double house' where monks and nuns live and work in close proximity. Outside its cloisters, England smoulders in the waning years of Henry III's (1207-1272) reign. Simon de Montfort's rebellion has been put down but a pall of unrest still hangs over the land like smoke. The Wynethorpe family sided with the king during the rebellion and as a reward for their loyal service, twenty-year-old Eleanor of Wynethorpe has been appointed prioress of Tyndal Priory. Eleanor's arrival is resented by the nuns and monks – they had already elected their own candidate for the position. Young and inexperienced, Eleanor will face a grave struggle – in a place dedicated to love and peace, she will find little of either.


'Paints the 13th century in bold, convincing colors and portrays its people with style, suspense and wit.' Sharon K Penman

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