By Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Whereas restoring a 15th-century portray which depicts a chess video game among the Duke of Flanders and his knight, Julia, a tender paintings specialist, discovers a hidden inscription within the nook: Quis Necavit Equitem. Translation: Who killed the knight? Breaking the silence of 5 centuries, Julia's hunt for a Renaissance assassin leads her right into a modern day video game of sin, betrayal, and demise.

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Stephen’s making wise use of the archbishop for once, instead of his brother of Winchester. Henry’s busy elsewhere. No, your guest is one Gerbert, of the Augustinian canons of Canterbury, a big man in the household of Archbishop Theobald. —on terms of mutual gain. You give me full and fair support there in the north, and I’ll help you hold off Owain Gwynedd and his Welshmen. ” Cadfael’s bushy eyebrows were arched towards his grizzled tonsure. “What, when Ranulf is still holding Lincoln castle, in Stephen’s despite?

Brother Winfrid was just coming over the crest from the slope of the pease field, striding springily with his spade over his shoulder. “Get leave soon, and come up and see your godson,” said Hugh as they rounded the box hedge, and the hum and the bustle of the court reached out to surround them like the busy sound of bees in swarm. ” “I will, gladly. I miss him when you go north, but he’s better there through the summer than here shut within walls. ” He asked it serenely, well aware that he would have heard of it at once if there had been anything amiss.

I fancy Stephen has it in mind to deal with one at a time, and there’s one at least is a bigger threat than Ranulf of Chester. ” “You sound certain of what’s in the king’s mind,” said Cadfael mildly. “As good as certain, yes. I saw how the man bore himself at court, last Christmas. A stranger might have doubted which among us was the king. Easygoing Stephen may be, meek he is not. And there were rumors that the earl of Essex was bargaining again with the empress while she was in Oxford, but changed his mind when the siege went against her.

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