The Seer and the Scribe: Spear of Destiny

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Luminis Books, Inc., May 1, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Hildegard of Bingen, a young, 12th-century German girl, has been born with a gift: a remarkable ability to see beyond this earthly realm. Her gift, however, can also prove a burden, especially when her vision helps her witness the vicious murder of a monk on the grounds of the monastery at Disibodenberg. When the monastery’s peace is further shattered by a second grisly murder, Hildegard seeks the help of Volmar, her trusted scribe. Volmar uncovers a treacherous plot to seize the Spear of Destiny—a holy relic rumored to bear a curse that haunts anyone who tries to wield its power for his own purposes. It isn’t long before Hildegard and Volmar are cast into a web of violence and intrigue spawned by the greed of power-hungry noblemen, deceitful clerics, and the ambitions of a secret society sworn to protect the warriors of the Crusades.
  

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Excellent start to a promising new series. Well researched tale, about an enigmatic, prolific author and composer, Hildegard of Bingan, in 12th century Germany, which is nicely crafted into a medieval ... Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
1
YOUNG APPRENTICES
2
GLIMPSES INTO ONES DESTINY
9
BEFORE GODS THRONE
64
VOWS
86
ON THE OEFENSIVE
94
DECEPTION
129
STARK WINTER LANDSCAPE
162
BEYOND REDEMPTION
208
AFTERWORD
248
HISTORICAL NOTE
252
Map
256
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
258
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About the author (2011)

G. M. Dyrek is a former emergency room counselor and CIA graphic illustrator. She is currently a middle school librarian. She lives in Tennessee.

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