Download e-book for kindle: A Burnable Book: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger

By Bruce Holsinger

ISBN-10: 0062240323

ISBN-13: 9780062240323

ISBN-10: 0062240331

ISBN-13: 9780062240330

ISBN-10: 1482991977

ISBN-13: 9781482991970

In Chaucer's London, betrayal, homicide, royal intrigue, secret, and hazardous politics swirl round the lifestyles of a prophetic e-book that foretells the deaths of England's kings. Bruce Holsinger's A Burnable publication is an impossible to resist old mystery corresponding to the classics An example of the Fingerpost, The identify of the Rose, and The purple Petal and the White.

London, 1385. Surrounded by means of ruthless courtiers--including his strong uncle,  John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's crafty mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's  younger, nonetheless untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the risk is barely starting. Songs are heard throughout London--catchy verses acknowledged to originate from an historic booklet that prophesies the tip of England's kings--and one of the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. just a couple of robust males recognize that the cryptic strains derive from a "burnable book," a seditious paintings that threatens the steadiness of the area. to discover the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a certified dealer in info with connections low and high. Gower discovers that the e-book and incriminating facts approximately its writer have fallen  into the unwitting palms of innocents, who may be drawn right into a labyrinthine conspiracy that reaches from the king's court docket to London's slums and stews--and in all likelihood implicates his personal son. because the intrigue deepens, it turns into transparent that Gower, a guy with secrets and techniques of his personal, could be the final desire to avoid wasting a king from a poor fate.
Medieval student Bruce Holsinger attracts on his titanic wisdom of the interval so as to add colourful, genuine detail--on every thing from poetry and bookbinding to court docket intrigues and brothels--to this hugely pleasing and brilliantly built epic literary secret that brings medieval England gloriously to life.

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