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The Lost Abbot

By Susanna Gregory
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  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Isbn : 9781405516815
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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In the summer of 1358 Matthew Bartholomew finds himself one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, sent north to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the Abbot of Peterborough. He and his colleagues quickly learn that behind the beautiful façade of the Benedictine monastery there is a vicious struggle for power, and that not everyone would be happy to see the prelate's safe return. This unrest and discontent seems to have spread throughout the town, and there are bitter rivalries between competing shrines and the financial benefits of the relics they hold. One of these shrines is dedicated to Lawrence de Oxforde, a robber and murderer who was executed for his crimes, but who has been venerated ever since miracles started occurring at his grave. But when Bartholomew and his friend Brother Michael go to investigate, they find murder instead...

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A black fire lifted the mysterious veil of the Great Liang Mountain. An enormous, badly damaged sword that had cut through the ages of the Fiendgod continent. The young man who had lost his memory woke up in a daze. In that world where he could not see the light, he left countless breathtaking legends. Some people said that he was a demon, but he was only a swordsman, a lonely swordsman. 

The Last Abbot of Glastonbury: A Tale of the Dissolution of the Monasteries

By A. D. Crake
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066136444
  • Pages : 669
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 989
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"The Last Abbot of Glastonbury: A Tale of the Dissolution of the Monasteries" by A. D. Crake. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Abbot's Ghost (修道院院長的鬼魂)

By A. M. Barnard
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  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 11
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 812
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The Long, Strange and Holy Journey of Brother Jerome

By Ty Johnston
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  • Publisher : Ty Johnston
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 458
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 569
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The King of The Middle Kingdom has seemingly gone mad, not only terrorizing his own people but sending forth troops to wage war against all the other surrounding kingdoms. To make matters worse, prophecy seems to indicate the end times have come upon the world. Brother Jerome is a simple man, but once many years ago he was a soldier, and after the destruction of his monastery he finds himself on a journey to unravel the truth about the prophecy and perhaps to play an important role in it himself. He sets out upon a long path which takes him to all the known lands and beyond, and along the way he makes companions and enemies, and faces friendship and betrayal, the angelic and the demonic. In the end, only Brother Jerome holds the key to a new world, one beyond the terrors of any mortal king. But first Jerome must come to understand not only himself, but his place within the world and his place within God’s plans for him. Only then can a true savior be discovered.

The Lost Prophecies

By The Medieval Murderers
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781847399007
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 225
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Amysterious 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. Only one thing is certain: whoever comes into possession of the cursed book meets a gruesome and untimely end.

The Lost Million

By William Le Queux
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 9785040476695
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 500
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The Turnout

By Megan Abbott
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780593084915
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 731
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Best Book of the Year NPR • Wall Street Journal • Boston Globe • Library Journal • CrimeReads • LitReactor • Air Mail Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick An Instant New York Times Bestseller New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott's exquisite and disquieting new novel, “dark and juicy and tinged with horror” (The New York Times Books Review), set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio. With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were homeschooled and trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara's husband and once their mother's prized student. Marie, warm and soft, teaches the younger students; Dara, with her precision, trains the older ones; and Charlie, sidelined from dancing after years of injuries, rules over the back office. Circling around one another, the three have perfected a dance, six days a week, that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school's annual performance of The Nutcracker—a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration—an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters' delicate balance. Taut and unnerving, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game. With uncanny insight and hypnotic writing, it is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity and power, and a tale that is both alarming and irresistible.

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

By R. M. Wilson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9780429515705
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 750
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Originally published in 1952 The Lost Literature of Medieval England provides an account of lost masterpieces of medieval English literature. The book examines the evidence for their existence and pieces together a fuller understanding of the literary traditions of the period. In more specific detail, the book looks at the concept of Christian epics and religious and didactic literature, as well as the drama and the lyrical poetry of the period.

Do Unto Others

By Jeff Abbott
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  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Isbn : 9780307555670
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 249
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“One of the most fun mysteries I’ve read in years. Thumbs up to Jeff Abbott’s delightful debut novel.”—Carolyn G. Hart After a few good years of city life, Jordan Poteet returns to his small hometown of Mirabeau, Texas, to work as a librarian. Yet his quet domesticity is shattered when he locks horns with Ms. Beta Harcher, the town’s prize religious fanatic, in a knock-down drag-out battle over censorship. When Jordan finds her murdered body in the library, he learns that Beta dead is much more dangerous than she ever was alive. Not only for poor Jordy, whom the police are itching to throw the book at, but for countless others. In fact, thanks to a cryptic list the police find stashed next to her fanatical heart, Beta Harcher has the whole town in a death grip. . . . Praise for Do Unto Others “A haunting story of a small Texas town overflowing with decade upon decade of dark secrets.”—R. D. Zimmerman “For ages I’ve been saying that fame and fortune awaited the man who could write charming and funny mysteries set in small-town America. When I read Jeff Abbott’s Do Unto Others, I knew that the position had been filled.”—Sharyn McCrumb