The Sacred Stone (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 8, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
7 Reviews
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters discover a strangely-shaped meteor which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious 'sky-stone' seems to bring good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to get control of the precious stone.
Over the next six hundred years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabalists, the dying King Henry III and a band of travelling players. Each time, the stone brings treachery, discord and violent death to those who seek to possess it.

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Review: The Sacred Stone (The Medieval Murderers #6)

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

In many ways the layout is similar to King Arthur's Bones, so I wouldn't recommended reading one Medieval Murders book straight after another. Read full review

Review: The Sacred Stone (The Medieval Murderers #6)

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

Great fun.Take an object, in this case a small meteorite and then let several well known historical crime writers each write a story about its progress through time. it makes for very interesting reading. I liked the unexpectedness of the last story. Read full review

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Bernard Knight, a former Home Office pathologist, is the author of the acclaimed Crowner John series. Former police officer Susanna Gregory's novels feature Matthew Bartholomew, a C14th Cambridge physician. Karen Maitland is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling C14th mysteries Company of Liars and The Owl Killers. Philip Gooden writes Shakespearean murder mysteries. Ian Morson is the author of the Oxford-based Falconer series.

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