A Letter of Mary (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King

By Laurie R. King

It's 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are having fun with the summer season jointly on their Sussex property after they are visited by means of an outdated good friend, pass over Dorothy Ruskin, an archaeologist simply again from Palestine. She leaves of their safeguard an historical manuscript which turns out to trace on the probability that Mary Magdalene used to be an apostle--an artifact absolute to fan the flames of a hurricane of biblical proportions within the Christian institution. whilst Ruskin is unexpectedly killed in a sad twist of fate, Russell and Holmes locate themselves at the path of a fiendishly shrewdpermanent assassin. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and incredible Holmesian deductions.

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Find someone. Be he mage or warrior, prince or miracle worker. She will need him. " Pervor bowed his head. " "Tell her of the weapon as soon as she is Queen. Help her to use it, and defeat the Death Zone. " Pervor nodded, frowning as the King's breath rattled, and one of the healers who hovered nearby stepped closer to bend over him. "Send for the Princess," the doctor said. The advisor retreated into the shadows as a manservant ran out. The King lay shrunken and pale on the huge bed, the doctors gathered around him like vultures about a corpse.

Tassin drew her sword with a hiss of steel, slashing at the dodging men. Falcon lashed out with his hind feet again, but more men streamed from the woods, too many for a scouting party. Gathering up her reins, she urged Falcon forward, overriding the command to fight. The stallion plunged ahead, thrust men aside with his chest and squealed with pain as a soldier's sword opened a gash in his flank. He lashed out with his hind feet in retaliation, then they were beyond the soldiers, galloping through the moon-silvered wood.

You are indeed a great wizard. " "I originally purchased it for your father, may his soul rest in peace. He asked for my help to deal with the Death Zone, and the weapon I have brought was for this purpose. But it will serve you just as well in your need, after which you may send it into the Death Zone to complete that mission. It resides in your dungeons, where I have conjured it. I searched the universe for this thing, and it cost much, yet I am happy for you to use it. " "You will see that for yourself, but do not doubt that it will defeat your enemies, no matter what you may think.

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