Spear of Destiny

Spear of Destiny

A Medieval Murder Mystery

Book - 2011
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"In medieval Germany, Hildegard of Bingen was born with a gift--the remarkable ability to see beyond this earthly realm. But a gift can also be a great burden, especially when Hildegard's vision helps her witness the vicious murder of a monk on the hallowed grounds of the monastery at Disibodenberg. When the peace of the monastery is shattered by a second gruesome murder, Hildegard seeks the help of Volmar, her trusted scribe. Volmar discovers a treacherous plot to seize the Spear of Destiny--a holy relic rumored to bear a curse that haunts anyone who tries to wield its power for their own purposes. Within hours of the murders, Volmar and Hildegard are cast into a web of violence and intrigue spawned by the greed of power-hungry nobelmen, deceitful clerics, and the ambitions of the Knights Hospitaller, a secret society sworn to protect the warriors of the Crusades"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Carmel, Ind. : Luminis Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781935462392
1935462393
Characteristics: 258 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

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12charlene34 Jan 29, 2015

This is a creative and imaginative, if fictional, portrait of Volmar, scribe to Hildegard of Bingen, and a 21st Century peek into the 12th Century. And this portrait is executed in a gentle and imaginative story filled with many twists and surprises. A good read.

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