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Five Star Science Fiction/Fantasy - Lucifer's Crown (Five Star Science Fiction/Fantasy)

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When Maggie Sinclair walks into myth-haunted Glastonbury Abbey she intends only to teach a group of students the stories of King Arthur. But she can't escape her mid-life crisis, which soon leads her to answer a spiritual call to arms that will change her world forever.
Maggie's student Rose Kildare is looking for romance and adventure. What she finds is murder and a crisi
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Board book, 450 pages
Published September 2nd 2003 by Five Star (first published 2003)
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LJ
LUCIFER’S CROWN (Suspense/Paranormal/Fantasy-England-Cont) – VG+
Carl, Lillian Stewart - Standalone
Five Star, 2003, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0786253487

First Sentence: The gate stood open beneath its ancient stone arch.

*** Maggie Sinclair has brought a small group of history students from Southern Methodist University to visit Glastonbury Abbey in England. One of the students, Rose, comes across the body of a murdered woman and the group become embroiled in the police investigation.

Maggie meets the i
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Susan
I enjoyed this book for the most part. However, there were many religious and gaelic references that went completely over my head. If I had a bit more knowledge about both, I'm sure the reading wouldn't have been so hard. Because of this I found the story uneven in that some incident would take place, then the characters would meet to decide their next plan of action, then some incident would take place, etc. The action bits were the better scenario as opposed to the explanation of who, what, wh ...more
Loretta
Jun 06, 2016 Loretta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far pretty good, but one of the main characters-Maggie-has a weak spot in the story. But, as usual, there is good history points injected throughout the story, Plus, very good use of analogy and just plain reason to explain spiritual truths.
Sans Washington
While I absolutely love Lillian Stewart Carl's writing, this tale just could not keep my attention. I hate to not finish a book, but I could not make it to the end of this one.
David Beem
A great book for bookish readers. Readers not already steeped in British midieval history may find Ms. Stewart Carl's tale a tough slog.
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Author bio:

Lillian Stewart Carl's work often features paranormal/fantasy themes and always features plots based on mythology, history, and archaeology. Most of her novels take place squarely in the twenty-first century, where the past lingers on into the present, especially in the British Isles, Lillian's home away from home.

She is the author of nineteen novels so far, including the Jean Fairbairn
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