By Laurie R. King
It's 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's incredible apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a level in theology--is at the verge of buying a large inheritance. autonomous finally, with a keenness for divinity and detective paintings, her such a lot baffling secret may well now contain Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection among herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions flip to the hot Temple of God and its chief, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw at the younger theology pupil is impossible to resist. but if 4 bluestockings from the Temple occur useless presently after altering their wills, may sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell examine, as their partnership takes a stunning flip.
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The girl gasped, sagged and snivelled, clutching her cheek. The faint sounds of battle came from outside, distant shouts and screams of dying men mingled with the clash of arms and the hiss of arrows. The thick castle walls had prevented the noise from waking her, and she cursed. Her knights, it seemed, preferred her to stay abed while they fought, perhaps hoping Torrian would wake her when he claimed his bride. Why did they not just roll out a red carpet and invite him in? A knock made her glance around as Royanne entered, her round, motherly face pale but composed, her brown hair confined in a frilly white mobcap and her generous figure clad in a dull green gown with yellow lace on the sleeves.
I searched the universe for this thing, and it cost much, yet I am happy for you to use it. " "You will see that for yourself, but do not doubt that it will defeat your enemies, no matter what you may think. Do not be deceived by its appearance. " Tassin disliked the mystery, but Manutim had always been an enigma. "Thank you, good wizard, your help is much needed and appreciated. I trust in your judgement, and if you say that this thing is the answer to my troubles, then it must be so. " She slid a ring from her finger, set with a green-streaked blue stone, and held it out to him.
Royanne nodded. " Tassin rubbed her eyes. " The young Queen stood, straightening her shoulders. " Pulling on a fur-lined jacket, she left Royanne gazing after her with deep concern and marched down the corridor that led to the battlements, ignoring the frantic cries of the four ladies-in-waiting who crowded it. When she pushed open the door at the top of the last set of stairs, the sights, sounds and smells of the battle almost overwhelmed her, forcing her to pause. A distant roar underscored the shouts and crashes of combat close at hand, and crimson splattered the castle's stones.
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Book 2) by Laurie R. King