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The Resource The dragon of Handale : a mystery, Cassandra Clark

The dragon of Handale : a mystery, Cassandra Clark

Label
The dragon of Handale : a mystery
Title
The dragon of Handale
Title remainder
a mystery
Statement of responsibility
Cassandra Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hildegard, no longer a member of the Cistercian order of nuns, has returned to the priory after more than a year from her pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Still unsure whether she will rejoin the Order, the Prioress suggests that a visit to Handale Priory might help provide some clarity. Used as a house of correction for sinning nuns, it lies in the north of the county in the middle of a vast wood and is run by the ambiguous Abbess Basilda and her close group of hard-faced acolytes. While walking about the grounds, Hildegard discovers the corpse of a young man in the morgue. His body bears deep gashes from neck to groin. His wounds appear to be the ravages of claws, but larger than any animal Hildegard knows of. Is it possible that the young man was killed by a dragon, as Hildegard's been told? Of course, Hildegard does not believe in dragons, and despite being warned against it, she goes for a walk in the woods. There she discovers a secret tower, locked and barred, with armed men on guard. What is so valuable that it needs such protection? Has it anything to do with the mystery of the young man's death? And why have assassins been pursuing the King's courier across the savage moor land only to murder him at a lonely wayside tavern? Hildegard risks all dangers to seek out the truth
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Summary
Hildegard, no longer a member of the Cistercian order of nuns, has returned to the priory after more than a year from her pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Still unsure whether she will rejoin the Order, the Prioress suggests that a visit to Handale Priory might help provide some clarity. Used as a house of correction for sinning nuns, it lies in the north of the county in the middle of a vast wood and is run by the ambiguous Abbess Basilda and her close group of hard-faced acolytes. While walking about the grounds, Hildegard discovers the corpse of a young man in the morgue. His body bears deep gashes from neck to groin. His wounds appear to be the ravages of claws, but larger than any animal Hildegard knows of. Is it possible that the young man was killed by a dragon, as Hildegard's been told? Of course, Hildegard does not believe in dragons, and despite being warned against it, she goes for a walk in the woods. There she discovers a secret tower, locked and barred, with armed men on guard. What is so valuable that it needs such protection? Has it anything to do with the mystery of the young man's death? And why have assassins been pursuing the King's courier across the savage moor land only to murder him at a lonely wayside tavern? Hildegard risks all dangers to seek out the truth
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10401632
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Abbess of Meaux mysteries
Series volume
0005
Target audience
adult
Label
The dragon of Handale : a mystery, Cassandra Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A mystery"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893974355
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781250058867
Lccn
2014040203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893974355
Label
The dragon of Handale : a mystery, Cassandra Clark
Publication
Note
"A mystery"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893974355
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781250058867
Lccn
2014040203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893974355

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