The Invention of Fire

The Invention of Fire

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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The author of the acclaimed medieval mystery A Burnable BookLondon, 1386.handgonnes, new and terrifying weapons that threaten to change the future of war.Challenged by deception and treachery on all sides, Gower struggles against his failing vision even as his inquiries take him from the city's labyrinthine slums to the port of Calais to the forests of Kent, where his friend Geoffrey Chaucer serves as justice of the peace. As Gower strives to discover the source of the new guns and the identity of those who wielded them, he must risk everything to reveal the truth--and prevent a more devastating massacre on London's crowded streets. . . .
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2015.
ISBN: 9780062356475
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 20, 2015

The wave of mystery novels beginning with Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, set in the medieval times of plague, hegemony of the Catholic Church, bladed weapons and intrigue have almost become a genre. This is a worthy addition.


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