Plague Land : A Novel


Plague Land : A Novel

Description

Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviving peasants.

Yet some things never change. Oswald's mother remains the powerful matriarch of the family, and his sister Clemence simmers in the background, dangerous and unmarried.

Before he can do anything, Oswald is confronted by the shocking death of a young woman, Alison Starvecrow. The ambitious village priest claims that Alison was killed by a band of demonic dog-headed men. Oswald is certain this is nonsense, but proving it--by finding the real murderer--is quite a different matter. Every step he takes seems to lead Oswald deeper into a dark maze of political intrigue, family secrets and violent strife.

And then the body of another girl is found.

Sarah Sykes brilliantly evokes the landscape and people of medieval Kent in this thrillingly suspenseful debut.


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Details

Author(s)
S. D. Sykes
Format
Hardback | 336 pages
Dimensions
165 x 234 x 33mm | 498g
Publication date
15 Mar 2015
Publisher
PEGASUS BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1605986739
ISBN13
9781605986739
Bestsellers rank
3,014,890