The Wounded Hawk

The Wounded Hawk

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
As Europe slowly recovers from the black plague, neurotic warrior-priest Thomas Neville discovers that shape-shifting minions of the Devil are working to bring back the plague and invoke war throughout the continent, rendering Neville unsure of whom he can trust. By the author of The Nameless Day. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
The Middle Ages. Finally, the Black Plague has passed, and for a while it seems evil has been defeated. Europe recovers; prosperity returns, trade resumes, and people slowly recover from the effects of the plague. Then, just as the Church relaxes its guard, war spreads across Europe. Widespread heresies challenge the authority of the Church. Revolts and rebellions threaten to topple the established monarchies and overturn the social order of Europe. And then the plague returns, worse than ever.

Thomas Neville, a neurotic warrior-priest, eventually discovers the cause. The minions of the Devil have been scattered throughout European society during the confusion of the Black Death. His task is to discover the identities of these shapeshifters so that the Church can move against them--but it is dangerous. These are master shapeshifters, perfect at their craft, and Neville can never be certain of whom he should trust.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2005
ISBN: 9780765342836
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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SB2000 May 15, 2011

The second installment in Sara Douglass's "Crucible" trilogy. This continues directly on from where the first left off.

Nov 03, 2010

* Crucible - bk. 2.

Aug 07, 2006

In this second book in her Crucible series, Sara Douglass continues her tale of a slightly alternate reality in 14th-century Europe in which Thomas Neville has been told that the fate of Christendom rests on his success in disrupting the plans of demons infiltrating the ranks of European courts. As times passes, however, the distinction between good and evil becomes ever hazier. The books are much more focused on history than on religion, and this is a fascinating period in European history. I should also say that all of the books in this series have fantastic cover art.

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