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Cassandra Clark
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Hangman Blind (Abbess of Meaux Mystery 1). Cassandra Clark. I love it when the heroine is powerful. What make Hildegard of Meaux different than other heroines is that she is not a young woman (by Medieval standards) and she is an Abbess

Hangman Blind (Abbess of Meaux Mystery 1). The Velvet Turnshoe: Hildegard of Meaux Medieval Crime Series Book 2. What make Hildegard of Meaux different than other heroines is that she is not a young woman (by Medieval standards) and she is an Abbess. Her character is very endearing, and her internal turmoil (ie, her love for the charming Abbot Hubert de courcy) is quite believable. I did not realise this was not the 3rd in the series but I have enjoyed nonetheless and I do think it can be read as a standalone without any problems.

The Law of Angels book. Cassandra Clark once again shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly’s rallying cry: Medievalists rejoice! Get A Copy.

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Abbess Hildegard of Meaux is a sleuth, spy, and Cistercian nun-strong-willed and independent, and . Cassandra Clark’s historical mystery series includes the books Hangman Blind, The Red Velvet Turnshoe, The Law of Angels, and A Parliament of Spies.

Abbess Hildegard of Meaux is a sleuth, spy, and Cistercian nun-strong-willed and independent, and determined to uncover the truth-living in medieval Engl. Publishers Weekly raves, Medievalists rejoice! Books in the Series.

Highly recommended for fans of medieval mysteries. Library Journal York, 1385  . Just as the Mystery Plays are about to unfold, a young woman witnesses a terrible crime and turns to Abbess Hildegard of Meaux for protection. In The Law of Angels, Cassandra Clark once again shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly' s rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!" In this series.

Book in the Abbess of Meaux . Series). Just as the Mystery Plays are about to unfold, a young woman witnesses a terrible crime and turns to Abbess Hildegard for protection

Book in the Abbess of Meaux . Just as the Mystery Plays are about to unfold, a young woman witnesses a terrible crime and turns to Abbess Hildegard for protection.

Home Cassandra Clark The Law of Angels. Publisher: Allison & Busby. Publication Date: 2011. Cassandra Clark (An Abbess of Meaux Mystery). ISBN 10: 0749009241, ISBN 13: 9780749009243.

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But by taking a bonded maid into the fold, Hildegard has made a dangerous enemy, an enemy who thinks thing of destroying her little sanctuary to further his own ends. Meanwhile her own history, and her possession of a priceless relic, threatens to drag her into the schemes of traitors to the crown who seek to overthrow King Richard II - including the ruthless Henry Bolingbroke. Place of Publication.

Summer, 1384: the sun is hot and high, promising a fine harvest, but storm clouds of insurrection gather over England. John of Gaunt refuses to step aside for his ward, the boy king Richard II, and heretics roam the land. If that wasn't enough, portents show that the end of days is imminent. Can Hildegard save the day?
  • Fesho
(3.5 stars) The third book in the Abbess of Meux series has Hildegard happily settled in her small community of women, now approximately a year old, and starting to approach some self-sufficiency with both confirmed nuns and lay sisters. She is asked to shelter two young girls by the Abbess, and is shocked when their community is torn apart by a group of men searching for the girls. The group heads to York to report the crime and to await word on what they are to do, sheltering the two girls with them. In York, preparations are underway for the Corpus Christi festival, and Hildegard has to shelter with a difficult order of nuns due to the high number of visitors. It becomes clear that the men looking for the girls are playing with high stakes, and Hildegard becomes concerned that the relic she returned from Rome may also be involved in the intrigue. The return of the abbott from his pilgrimage also causes her some emotional turmoil. High adventure ensues as Hildegard is pursued from may angles and must solve more than one mystery in order to save what she holds dear. The book is rich in historical detail of the period.
  • Jugore
Clark has written intriguing, multi-layered historical tales in her Abbess Hildegard series, set in a chaotic period of plague, papal schism, the People's Revolt (1381) and its violent repression, the controversial Wycliffe's Bible and Hildegard's successful journey to France to acquire Constantine's Cross. A tough and resourceful nun, widow of a soldier killed in the French wars, Hildegard has finally been given permission to establish a small convent on the York property of Lord Roger de Hutton. While sheltering two young girls sent by the motherhouse in Swyne, Hildegard's industrious Deepdale outpost is destroyed by marauding knights and she is forced to depart with her charges to the city of York, there to await further orders.

Politics in 1385 York are complicated, a mix of local misdeeds and wider-ranging machinations that reach all the way to the throne of England. The sacred relic in Hildegard's charge becomes a coveted item for bartering by thieves. At the same time, the safety of the two orphaned girls is jeopardized, Maud, the youngest, carrying a dark and burdensome secret. As is her wont, Hildegard injects herself into every conceivable situation in search of information to protect the relic and the girls, York rife with spies and malcontents, the air charged with religious controversy on the eve of the feast of Corpus Christi. Familiar characters from prior novels return, new ones become part of the unfolding drama and the clever Hildegard proves her mettle once again, securing the cross and young Maud.

I have a couple of issues with the third of Clark's novels (Hangman's Blind, The Red Velvet Turnshoe). Pivotal to Hangman's Blind is the mutual, albeit forbidden, love between Hubert de Courcy, Abbot of Meaux and Abbess Hildegard. The relationship amply fueled in the first novel, de Courcy has since been relegated to the sidelines, appearing infrequently. Hildegard's constant yearning for a man who appears only peripherally has grown stale. (For her sake, either enhance his role or kick him to the curb.) Equally distressing is Hildegard's recent penchant for self-doubt, an irritating second-guessing of motives that undermines her ability to take decisive action. Clark is so talented at rendering the complicated political issues of the 14th century, reinvigorating the relationship between Abbess Hildegard and de Courcy can only add depth to the drama of a country in turmoil. Luan Gaines/2011.
  • WinDImmortaL
Fast paced and interesting, however confusing story line. Hildegard, supposedly disliked her husband, Hugh but in later books she indicates she was madly in love with him? Historical research, not much...Henry Bolingbroke was the fourth son of John of Gaunt not the eldest. Additionally the author can't seem to remember the names of her characters....she refers to Sir Ralph and then later calls him Sir Richard ? Wouldn't mind if it was a free read but if McMillan sets the price...they should do a little more proofreading.
  • Garr
The third in a series of mysteries set in Medieval England, this book follows the adventures of Abbess Hildegard, a young widow turned nun. She's settled into a peaceful life in the country with a couple of nuns, raising bees and growing their food. This peace is ruined when two young girls on the run arrive, followed closely by marauding knights who set fire to the buildings. They all set off on foot for the great northern city of York.

The book is set in a turbulent era of England's history. John of Gaunt threatens his nephew's throne; the Wycliff bible has been published and is being suppressed; some theologians are questioning whether the host really turns into the body of Christ at mass; a long drought is creating hunger and stress. York is packed with people arriving for the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. And of course, families are having personal problems. Hildegard must protect her two young charges- and figure out why one is wanted so badly and who is doing the wanting. And now a precious relic has been stolen. These strands all weave together through the novel.

It's odd; things never stop happening in this book, but it seemed very slow. Despite all the action and puzzles, I got bored. I loved the way the author put historical details in; one really gets a sense of the period and place. The characters are fairly well done, but I didn't really care very much about any of them- possibly because there are so many characters that you don't really get to spend much time with any one of them except for Hildegard. A few are so unimportant that I'm not sure why they were put in.

The book is good but not great. It kept me reading, but there were definitely times when I saw how far I had still to go to finish it and groaned.
  • Xanzay
I’ve really enjoyed Cassandra’s Clark’s other Hildegard novels but this one just seemed to go on and on. There was so much repetition and what I would called filler in this. Put me to sleep several times. Do like the history. Not my favorite in the series but won’t give up on her books.