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Obi rated it 3 years ago
1361. Oswald de Lacy,Lord of Somershill,is forced to leave his estate because the plague is coming uncomfortably closer. So with his wife,his young son and his cantankerous mother,he seeks refuge in the isolated castle of Godfrey of Eden,on the Isle of Eden. The castle, perched on a lonely cliff is ...
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 4 years ago
Oswald de Lacy and his mother are in Venice, waiting for a ship to take them to the Holy Land. However the Venetians and Hungarians are at a standoff so Oswald finds himself trapped for a while in the floating city. The black cloak of depression he had hoped to leave behind has followed him from Eng...
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Traditional Fantasy rated it 5 years ago
Set in London, 1350, two years after the start of the bubonic plague in that city. Not for the squeamish. The opening scene is pretty gruesome and had me muttering about superstition and stupidity. In a wonderfully medieval tone, a first person account begins, told by a Lord of the manor, far to...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 6 years ago
Not nearly as good as the first novel.
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 6 years ago
1851. The plague has decimated the population. The working population who survived are agitating for higher wages, the Lords governing the land powerless to increase wages for fear of breaking the decree of the King. In Somershill, Oswald de Lacy, still coming to terms with his new role as Lord of S...
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