The Rose of the World by Alys Clare

By Alys Clare

The recent novel within the ever-popular ‘Hawkenlye’ sequence - Autumn, 1210. A yr in the past, King John was once excommunicated – and now his males have come to Hawkenlye Abbey to take it over. Abbess Caliste, Helewise’s successor, concerns how she is to feed the nuns lower than her care, not to mention behavior her traditional solid works. in the meantime, Helewise has moved into Hawkenlye Manor with Josse, and their lives are choked with kinfolk and heat. yet after a trip to St Edmund’s Chapel, Helewise’s eleven-year-old granddaughter, Rosamund, is going lacking – and shortly all that they carry expensive is threatened . . .

Show description

By Alys Clare

The recent novel within the ever-popular ‘Hawkenlye’ sequence - Autumn, 1210. A yr in the past, King John was once excommunicated – and now his males have come to Hawkenlye Abbey to take it over. Abbess Caliste, Helewise’s successor, concerns how she is to feed the nuns lower than her care, not to mention behavior her traditional solid works. in the meantime, Helewise has moved into Hawkenlye Manor with Josse, and their lives are choked with kinfolk and heat. yet after a trip to St Edmund’s Chapel, Helewise’s eleven-year-old granddaughter, Rosamund, is going lacking – and shortly all that they carry expensive is threatened . . .

Show description

Read Online or Download The Rose of the World PDF

Best mysticism books

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist

A textual content on Christian and Buddhist mysticism - DT Suzuki explores the closeness in taking into account Meister Eckhart with Mahayana Buddhism.

Parapsychology: The Science of Unusual Experience

This interesting new publication offers an exploration of the novel aspect of psychology: parapsychology. Assuming no past wisdom of psychology, Roberts explores a wide range of surprising phenomena (dream telepathy, close to dying studies, alien abductions, astrology, the placebo impression, and know-how in the course of anesthesia and in comas), addressing the myths surrounding paranormal adventure and putting them in the context of medical learn.

The Diary of Anais Nin, Vol. 6: 1955-1966

Nin maintains her debate at the use of substances as opposed to the artist's mind's eye, portrays many well-known humans within the arts, and recounts her visits to Sweden, the Brussels World's reasonable, Paris, and Venice. "[Nin] appears to be like at lifestyles, love, and artwork with a mix of gentility and acuity that's infrequent in modern writing" (John Barkham Reviews).

Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Age

"Every guy who undertakes the adventure to the Our Lord's Sepulcher wishes 3 sacks: a sack of endurance, a sack of silver, and a sack of religion. "―Symon Semeonis, an Irish medieval pilgrim

As medieval pilgrims made their method to the areas the place Jesus Christ lived and suffered, they skilled, between different issues: holy websites, the majesty of the Egyptian pyramids (often known as the "Pharaoh's granaries"), dips within the lifeless Sea, unusual desolate tract landscapes, the perils of touring alongside the Nile, the customs in their Muslim hosts, Barbary pirates, lice, thoughtless touring partners, and quite a few problems, either nice and small. during this richly certain examine, Nicole Chareyron attracts on multiple hundred firsthand money owed to contemplate the trips and worldviews of medieval pilgrims. Her paintings brings the reader into brilliant, intimate touch with the pilgrims' recommendations and feelings as they made the usually tough pilgrimage to the Holy Land and again domestic again.

Unlike the knights, princes, and squaddies of the Crusades, who traveled to the Holy Land for the aim of reclaiming it for Christendom, those next pilgrims of assorted nationalities, professions, and social sessions have been prompted through either spiritual piety and private interest. The tourists not just wrote journals and memoirs for themselves but in addition to show to others the majesty and strangeness of far-off lands. of their bills, the pilgrims relate their feel of astonishment, pity, admiration, and unhappiness with humor and a touching sincerity and honesty.

These writings additionally display the complicated interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims within the Holy Land. all through their trip, pilgrims faced sometimes opposed Muslim directors (who managed entry to many holy sites), Bedouin tribes, Jews, and Turks. Chareyron considers the pilgrims' conflicted, often simplistic, perspectives in their Muslim hosts and their social and non secular practices.

Additional info for The Rose of the World

Example text

Others, too, awaited Josse – Gus, Tilly and their children, Will and Ella too, servants in name but more like family to Josse – and their faces flashed one by one across his mind. It would be good to get back. He realized he was hungry. The household at the House in the Woods ate well, even given the current circumstances, for virtually everything that went on their table came from their own land. Over the year, Josse and his small workforce had gradually cut back the trees surrounding the house, and now several acres were under cultivation.

It was faint today, obscured by high, thin cloud, but she could tell where it was. The air was cold; she huddled deeper inside her thick cloak and tightened the strings of her hood.

Then he nodded. There was a sudden commotion in the courtyard outside, and a group of a dozen men erupted into the hall. While they were still settling down to hear the sheriff’s instructions, there was the sound of a horse’s hooves clattering across the yard, swiftly followed by the arrival of Leofgar Warin. He went to greet his mother. Then he spotted his younger brother and, without a word, went across to take him in his arms in a tight embrace. ’ Josse was heading for the House in the Woods.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 9 votes