Blood of the South
by Alys Clare

Apprentice healer Lassair encounters a mysterious veiled noblewoman who brings unexpected peril

When Lassair encounters a veiled noblewoman on the quay at Cambridge one morning, set on by an angry mob, she assumes involvement with her will be brief. She has no idea that the woman, alone but for her infant child, brings both mystery and peril. Then a devastating flood hits the fens, and among the wreckage and debris washed up at Aelf Fen is a body; Lassair, in the company of a sheriff’s officer, wonders if she is dealing with murder . . .

Meanwhile, in the south, Lassair’s partner Rollo is moving with relief towards the conclusion of his mission for King William in the Holy Land. But then disaster strikes, and, with the mighty forces of an emperor on his heels, abruptly he turns from hunter to hunted. In order to escape alive, he risks help from a stranger, and embarks on a voyage that turns out to be far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

Reviews

“Vivid details of life in eleventh century England, combined with an engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense, will keep historical mystery devotees firmly in Clare's corner”

Booklist on The Rufus Spy

“Engrossing ... All will relate to the empathetic Lassair and her authentic emotional responses to the people in her life”

Publishers Weekly on The Rufus Spy

“A fascinating look at medieval England”

Library Journal on The Night Wanderer

“Skillful pacing and a healthy dose of mysticism add to the appeal - especially for fans of medieval historicals”

Publishers Weekly on The Night Wanderer

“Historical fiction fans who enjoy such authors as Ellis Peters, Simon Beaufort, Susanna Gregory and Margaret Frazer will delight in exploring Clare's medieval world”

Library Journal on Blood of the South

Alys Clare

Alys Clare lives in the English countryside where her novels are set. She went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She is also the author of the Hawkenlye, Aelf Fen and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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Editions

Blood of the South by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788432930th September 2014144 X 222mm240£20.99
Ebook97817801058571st October 2019N/A240$10.99
Ebook97817801058571st January 2015N/A240£8.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789788630th June 2015141 X 222mm368$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789788630th April 2015141 X 222mm368£22.99
Paperback978184751541426th April 2015140 X 216mm240£12.99
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