Thursday, June 2, 2016

THE NIGHT WANDERER by Alys Clare

Eleventh century Cambridge is rocked by a series of brutal murders!

  • Series: An Aelf Fen Mystery (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Release: June 1, 2016

Synopsis:  Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is sceptical of the sheriff’s verdict that this was the result of a wild animal attack. But when a second body is discovered, similarly mutilated, rumours engulf the town that the legendary demon known as the Night Wanderer has returned to wreak havoc. Determined to stop the fear spreading and prove that the killer is human, Lassair and lawman Jack Chevestrier investigate. If they could only find out what links the victims, they would be one step closer to discovering the Night Wanderer’s identity – and what it is he really wants. But when the killer turns his sights on Lassair herself, can she survive long enough to find out?

Opinion:

Medieval and Mystery! Two of my favourite things all wrapped up in an intriguing novel by Alys Clare. I have heard about this author and her medieval series, but this is the first opportunity I've had to read one of her books. The story takes place in 11th century Norman England in Cambridge. Some sort of dark creature is violently murdering innocent victims by viciously tearing out their throats with no apparent motive. The two main protaganists are a young woman healer named Lassair and a lawman named Jack Chevestrier. Togther they set out to stop the killer and unravel the mystery. 

This novel has a touch of paranormal with mysticism and magic. It's dark in nature with lots of twists and turns that kept me interested and reading to the end. Although it is the 7th book in a series, I did not have to read the previous books to appreciate this book. Nice prose, easily read, and lots of intrigue makes this a good book to cozy up to.  

Thank you to the author and publisher. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for visiting my blog, http://greathistoricals.blogspot.ca, where the greatest historical fiction is reviewed! For fascinating women of history bios and women's fiction please visit http://www.historyandwomen.com.
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