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Скачать fb2 книгу: Spy in Chancery
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.1 mb
The ship was in no danger despite the storm which raged out of the north to raise the waves and batter the craft. The master, John Ewell, a Southampton burgess and long-time mariner, knew these seas and sensed the temper of the storm. The ship was sturdy enough, two raised poops at either end to allow the archers protection when they fired, the mast was steep but sturdy and a look-out was posted high above the billowing sail just beneath the white red-crossed pennant of England. Ewell had every confidence in his deep-bellied ship and able crew, they were the least of his worries. He paced the deck, ice-blue eyes turned keenly seawards with the odd, sudden glance up to ensure his look-outs we...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Crown in Darkness
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.1 mb
Introduction. In 1286 King Alexander III left Edinburgh Castle, crossed the Firth of Forth and began a wild ride through a stormy night to Kinghorn Manor where his new bride, the Princess Yolande of France, was waiting for him. Alexander never reached his destination for his horse allegedly slipped, taking both horse and rider on to the cruel rocks below. Alexanders death created a vacuum in Scottish politics. He left no real heir-apparent and the great nobles of Scotland began to jockey for power, each desirous of seizing the throne for themselves. Matters were complicated because the great nation states of Europe, England under Edward I and France under Philip IV, also saw Scotland as an a...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Field of Blood
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.2 mb
A place of ghosts! Soil soaked in blood! Houses and mansions built on the sweat of labourers! Graveyards full of corpses whose souls cry to God for vengeance! A pit of darkness with ground fertile enough to grow a thousand Judas trees!. This is how the preacher whod swept into London in the autumn of 1380 described the city.The whore of Babylon! he had thundered from the steps of Cheapside. The place of the Great Dragon! Didnt its citizens see Satan, and all his fallen seraphs, rising like dark clouds, plumes of smoke from the spiritual battlefield, across the skies of London?. The preachers mouth was full of such choice phrases. Nevertheless, his words had little effect upon the citizens; t...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Song of a Dark Angel
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.2 mb
The sharp, cruel wind swept in across the iron-grey sea towards the white headlands. It caught the tops of the waves and spun the icy foam into white flecks like snow. Those who lived in the villages near the eastern shore pulled their cloaks close about them and edged nearer the fire. The north wind, the Dark Angel as they called it, was making its presence felt. Soon it would rise, turning into fierce buffets. The inhabitants of Hunstanton huddled deep in their beds and hoped the storm would exhaust itself before daybreak. The wind, however, sang on; it tossed the sand and brushed the hairs of the severed head fixed on a pole beside the bloodied corpse sprawled on the shingle and rushed on...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Assassin in the Greenwood
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.1 mb
In his cold, cramped cell in the monastery outside Worcester, Florence the chronicler lifted his milky, dim eyes and stared out at the darkness beyond his cell window. How should he describe these times? Should he recount all that he had heard? Was it true for instance that Satan himself, the prince of darkness, had risen from the depths of hell with his horde of black-garbed legions to tempt and terrorise the human soul with visions from the pit? He had been told that an evil sea of demons, rumbling and boiling over the face of the earth, amused themselves disguised as snakes, fierce animals, monsters with crooked limbs, mangy beasts and crawling things. At midnight, so Florence had heard, ...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Prince of Darkness
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.2 mb
A heavy river mist, boiled in the heat of the day, had rolled in from the Seine making the night more dreadful, shrouding the buildings and palaces of Paris in its grey, wraith-like tendrils. The curfew had sounded, the streets and alleyways were now silent except for scavenging cats and the dregs of the Paris underworld snouting like rats for easy prey. Eudo Tailler, ostensibly a wine merchant from Bordeaux in Gascony, in fact an agent of Edward I of England and his master spy, Hugh Corbett, slipped quietly along an alleyway, dagger half-drawn as he edged towards the dark, decaying house which stood on the corner.It had been a glorious summer day, the weather proving the prophets of doom wr...
Скачать fb2 книгу: Angel of Death
Автор: Doherty Paul Полка: Книги » Детектив и Триллер » Исторический детектив Язык: Английский Формат: .fb2 Размер: 0.1 mb
O day of wrath, o day of mourning! A common feeling amongst men as the end of the century approached. They talked and gossiped about how, in the year 1299, something terrible would happen to mark the changing of the century. Men pointed to the inclement weather, the failure of crops and the outbreak of war as signs on the dark-edge of the world that the Anti-christ had been born. In the cities and villages Satan and all his imperial army had been seen singing their diabolical matins in the wet dank woods. Men believed Satan walked. His time had come and no more so than in Scotland, where King Edward I of England had led a huge army of foot and horse to bring his rebellious subjects to their ...


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