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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ariana Franklin Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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England, 1176. Beautiful, tranquil Glastonbury Abbey - one of England's holiest sites, and believed by some to be King Arthur's sacred Isle of Avalon - has been burned almost to the ground. The arsonist remains at large, but the fire has uncovered something even more shocking: two hidden skeletons, a man and a woman. The skeletons' height and age send rumors flying - are the remains those of Arthur and Guinevere?

King Henry II hopes so. Struggling to put down a rebellion in Wales, where the legend of Celtic savior Arthur is particularly strong, Henry wants definitive proof that the bones are Arthur's. If the rebels are sure that the Once and Future King will not be coming to their aid, Henry can stamp out the insurgence for good. He calls on Adelia Aguilar, Mistress of the Art of Death, to examine the bones. Henry's summons comes not a moment too soon, for Adelia has worn out her welcome in Cambridge. As word of her healing powers has spread, so have rumors of witchcraft. So Adelia and her household ride to Glastonbury, where the investigation into the abbey fire will be overseen by the Church authorities - in this case, the Bishop of St. Albans, who happens also to be the father of Adelia's daughter. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sorcha | 2/4/2014

    " Third in the "Mistress" series, and unfortunately, it's been a while since I read book 1 and I've somehow skipped book 2 [return][return]My discomfort at the modern terminology has been lessened from Book 1, primarly because she does little around dead bodies in this book - most of the story revolves around her investigations over 2 bodies discovered after Glastonbury burns down. King Henry II wishes these can be claimed to be King Arthur and Guinevere, to help put down the rebellious Welsh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pancha | 2/1/2014

    " I still really like Adelia, and her sort-of friendship with King Henry is progressing nicely. But the whole romance aspect seems really tacked on, especially since she and Rowley are only together for about a 10 pages out of the book. Plus it's hard to understand why Adelia even likes him, other than I guess he's good in bed. But a tumble every two years isn't a relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 2/1/2014

    " Woman "doctor"/detective in medieval England. Great historical color. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith Federico | 1/30/2014

    " This series just keeps getting better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Goldmund | 1/23/2014

    " Fascinating mixture of historical mystery and King Arthur legends with Salerno-trained female physician and King Henry II. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/8/2014

    " Although this book was not as good as the second or the first, it was still a suspencefull story that keeps the readers turing the pages even when they want to put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/25/2013

    " This was better than the second book in the series and gave me some hope for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 11/23/2013

    " I love this series. And I'm especially glad this one didn't involve any dead children! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquie | 11/10/2013

    " I love this series and find them to be a great combination of history and mystery, as well as a little romance thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susy | 6/7/2013

    " A good summer read; should read the first two in the series as it gives depth to the characters, their actions, and motivatins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janosch | 5/23/2013

    " Again a masterpiece. I dont want to repeat myself with my praises, so lets just say: What the heck are you waiting for? Go and start this awesome series! Marvelous books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djarum99 | 10/25/2012

    " Best of the series, with the Mistress in top form, a Henry II drawn clear enough to chew scenery, and maybe, quite possible, the bones of a once and future king. Go read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/21/2011

    " 3.75 stars! (I feel very limited by 5 stars). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 9/9/2011

    " Much praised series, I was kind of Meh about the first so didn't read second, whose reported storyline didn't snare me. This one sounded more interesting and was indeed, very good, better than the first and compulsively readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 6/15/2011

    " Third in the series...maybe I was overdoing it by reading all three back-to-back, but this one just didn't grab me like the others. Same thing happened to me when I read Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy back-to-back.

    Anyway, it's a fun yarn. Looooove English historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/8/2011

    " This is a great series. The characters just get better and better. the King Authur twist added some mystery. Well worth the reaf if you like very human characters, histiry and a who done it all roled into one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 5/18/2011

    " I enjoyed the book but did find it rather tedious in sections. I enjoyed her other books much more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 4/25/2011

    " Most enjoyable, quick read and historically accurate-looking forward to the 4th one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janosch | 4/25/2011

    " Again a masterpiece. I dont want to repeat myself with my praises, so lets just say: What the heck are you waiting for? Go and start this awesome series! Marvelous books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/25/2011

    " Best of the series so far! Looking forward to reading the next one. "

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