Michael Jacks ist ein erfolgreicher britischer Autor historischer Romane. Er hat eine Gruppe mit ebenso erfolgreichen Autoren und Autorinnen gegründet und neben öffentlichen Veranstaltungen haben sie auch gemeinsame Bücher als „The Medieval Murderers“ geschrieben.
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July, 1100. Jerusalem lies ransacked. Amidst the chaos, an English knight is entrusted with a valuable religious relic: a fragment of the True Cross, allegedly stained with the blood of Christ. The relic is said to be cursed: anyone who touches it will meet an untimely and gruesome end. Several decades later, the Cross turns up in the possession of a dealer, robbed and murdered en route to Glastonbury.
Band 1 der Serie. “All the writers are well respected schollars of history and it shows in their books. We learn a lot about the times long past without having to read dusty historical books.” (Leser) (19 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 516 Seiten noch günstig?
From its first arrival in Britain with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword’s constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner in this compelling collection of interlinked mysteries, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all whoever possesses it.
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Bermondsey Priory, 1114. A young chaplain succumbs to the temptations of the flesh – and suffers a gruesome punishment. From that moment, the monastery is cursed, and over the next 500 years, murder and treachery abound within its hallowed walls. A beautiful young bride found dead two days before her wedding. A ghostly figure that warns of impending doom.
Band 3 der Serie. “House of Shadows is a series of five medieval murder mysteries, each one written by a famed writer of this genre.” (Leser) (1 Rezension / 4,0 Sterne), 400 Seiten noch günstig?
A mysterious book of prophecies written by a 6th century Irish monk has puzzled scholars through the ages. Foretelling wars, plagues and rebellions, the Black Book of Bran is said to have predicted the Black Death and the Gunpowder Plot. But is it the result of divine inspiration or the ravings of a madman? A hidden hoard of Saxon gold. A poisoned priest. A monk skinned alive in Westminster Abbey.
Band 4 der Serie. “As usual a good medieval adventure, it really gives us an insight into what life was really like.” (Leserin) (17 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 434 Seiten noch günstig?
1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below ground. Inscribed on the cross are the words: Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius… Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could these really be the remains of the legendary King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere?
Band 5 der Serie. “f you are interested in historical novels based on fact then this book is excellent read.” (Leser) (23 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?
In the spring of 1348, tales begin arriving in England of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities and even countries, with scarcely a human being left. While some pray more earnestly and live yet more devoutly, others vow to enjoy themselves and blot out their remaining days on earth by drinking and gambling.
Band 6 der Serie. “What the reader gets in sum is an offering of a great historical novel made up of a number of great historical novel sections by great historical writers.” (Leser) (13 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 481 Seiten noch günstig?
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters discover a strangely-shaped meteor which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious ’sky-stone‘ seems to bring good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune’s wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to get control of the precious stone.
Band 7 der Serie. “The five stories are rich in historical detail and take the reader on an enjoyable romp through six centuries. Every aspect of Mediaeval life is portrayed from the court of Edward III to the plight of the persecuted Jews in Norwich and the subjugation of the serfs in rural Devon.” (Leserin) (17 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 416 Seiten noch günstig?
When a snow storm diverts two disparate parties of travellers to the busy market town of Carmarthen in the winter of 1199, an enigmatic stranger appears and requests to stage the play to alleviate tensions, but on the eve of the performance the actor chosen to play Cain is found dead.When the play is performed in the city of Ely in 1361, the townspeople fear the play has unleashed a demon upon the town after a gruesome discovery is made in the Cathedral.
Band 8 der Serie. “This series of books never fail to deliver. Cleverly written, interesting story-lines the perfect present for my mother who loves her historical murder mysteries.” (Leserin) (24 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 382 Seiten noch günstig?
AD 848.Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God.
Band 9 der Serie. “This book offers a prologue, five Acts and an epilogue around the theme of Beornwyn of Lythe, murdered in AD 848 and beatified as a saint. Always very cleverly done, these books offer short stories set in different times and places, with a common thread with subtleties that only the reader can know of as the narrative moves forward chronologically.” (Leser) (20 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 433 Seiten noch günstig?