The Law of Angels by Cassandra Clark

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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!”

About Cassandra Clark

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CASSANDRA CLARK lives in London. This is the fourth novel in her acclaimed series featuring Abbess Hildegard. Her childhood spent in Yorkshire was her inspiration for the series.
Published April 12, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hildegard must find justice for Maud, recover the powerful holy relic and untangle the machinations of the rebels and their enemies, all before the great feast day crowds the city to its breaking point.

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The Bookbag

Summary: Hildegard, a medieval abbess and occasional detective, finds herself in the middle of a mystery involving runaway children, a bloody battle for the crown and a priceless relic, all set against the extravagance and display of the Corpus Christi festival.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Hildegard lodges in a house in a working yard in the city, and readers get a good feel for how people of the period lived their daily lives through the descriptions of their clothes, their homes, their working practices, and their leisure.

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Historical Novel Society

The book is engaging and informative, written in a lively style, though the reader must not mind the occasional lapse into modern slang with expressions like ‘half-cut’ or ‘get the show on the road.’ The stern yet likeable Hildegarde is always centre stage.

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