By Bruce Holsinger
London, 1385. Surrounded through ruthless courtiers—including his robust uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's crafty mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's younger king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard throughout London, stated to originate from an old ebook that prophesies the ends of England's kings—including Richard's assassination. just a couple of robust males be aware of that the cryptic traces derive from a "burnable book," a seditious paintings that threatens the steadiness of the world. to discover the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a qualified dealer in info with connections excessive and low.
Gower discovers a conspiracy that reaches from the king's courtroom to London's slums—and most likely implicates Gower's personal son. because the intrigue deepens, it turns into transparent that John Gower, a guy with secrets and techniques of his personal, might carry the main to saving the king, and England itself.
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Publication Date: 2008-01-20
Number of Pages: 96
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His eyes twinkled. “So, are you planning to shoot me if I get a little too…” He wiggled his eyebrows. “... ” “Yes,” she said firmly. Neen had hardened in the past three years. Fear of Ruiz and his men had done that to her. So had being alone. He held up both hands. ” He put his hand on top of his head and lifted one eyebrow. “Unless... ” She trusted him with her safety, but not with her heart. She pointed to his side of the bed and then to hers. “Your side. My side. ” He watched her take a few things out of the suitcase and walk toward the bathroom.
After this was over, he’d be gone again, and her ego couldn’t handle another rejection like the last one. She focused on the task at hand. He looked over her shoulder. ” He pointed to the page. ” She thought all the letters were small script, but when her eyes finally caught the letter he pointed to, she realized it was twice the size of the others. She spotted a big G and one other letter that size, an M. She highlighted those and wrote them on the bottom of the page, making them bigger than the others.
They’re also slobs. ” He blinked. ” “My mother used to say I had a bionic nose. And noticing things like that has kept me alive,” she said on the way to the bathroom. Neen remembered the last time she’d smelled apple gum. It happened in Seattle, when she got in her car, and she also found a cough drop wrapper on the floor. She didn’t know if they’d planted a tracking device or a bomb or just searched the car, but they’d definitely been there. Neen left her car in the parking lot and walked away.