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The Resource The way between the worlds : an Aelf Fen mystery, Alys Clare

The way between the worlds : an Aelf Fen mystery, Alys Clare

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The way between the worlds : an Aelf Fen mystery
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The way between the worlds
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an Aelf Fen mystery
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Alys Clare
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eng
Summary
Lassair awakes in the morning in 1092 with the feeling that something in the spirit world is trying to reach her. When Lassair learns that a nun has been murdered at the same nunnery where her sister lives, Lassair sets out to investigate
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  • /* Starred Review */ Clare’s Aelf Fen series, set in eleventh-century England, gets better and better. In the latest installment, neophyte healer Lassair experiences disturbing dreams, in which someone she can’t identify is calling for her help. Terrified that a member of her family is in danger, Lassair leaves Cambridge and the home of her mentor, Gurdyman, for her home village. There, she learns that her beloved sister, Elfritha, a novice nun at nearby Chatteris Abbey, is critically ill, and another nun has been murdered. But even when Elfritha begins to mend, the disturbing dreams continue. While Lassair is still trying to discover what her dreams mean, the reader is transported to northern England, where Rollo, a Norman knight, has been given a dangerous and desperate mission by the king of England, a mission on which the future of the country depends. While carrying out the king’s task, Rollo comes perilously close to death, and he knows in his heart that only Lassair, the woman he loves, and who loves him in return, can extract him from his horrifying predicament. From the very first page, readers are taken on a thrilling, dangerous, suspenseful, otherworldly, pulse-quickening journey, and until the very last, it’s not clear whether the ending will be happy or disastrous. A must for historical mystery aficionados. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 12-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 8, p29)
  • Set in 1092, Clare’s enjoyable fourth whodunit featuring apprentice healer Lassair (after 2010’s Music of the Distant Stars) finds Lassair living in Cambridge with a wizard, Gurdyman, from whom she hopes to learn the secrets of alchemy. Plagued by disturbing dreams, she interprets these as an effort on the part of a loved one to alert her that he or she is in distress. Her worst fears are realized when word reaches her family that a nun at the abbey where her sister, Elfritha, serves has been murdered in a manner suggesting the victim was intended as a ritual sacrifice. Clare does a nice job of weaving the real-life political concerns of the time—King Malcolm of Scotland has designs on the English crown—into the story line, though readers should be prepared for a world in which magic is real. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed December 5, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 49, p)
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10022813
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Clare, Alys
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no index present
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fiction
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The Norman Aelf Fen series
Series volume
0004
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  • Nuns
  • Fens, The (England)
  • Great Britain
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The way between the worlds : an Aelf Fen mystery, Alys Clare
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837105
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23 cm.
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First world edition.
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230 pages
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9780727880970
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  • (OCoLC)751715015
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The way between the worlds : an Aelf Fen mystery, Alys Clare
Publication
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Subtitle from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
837105
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780727880970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727880970
  • (OCoLC)751715015

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