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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
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I have a fondness for medieval mystery series, see my long abiding interest in Cadfael. This series is a bit more fantastical (and takes place later in time, during the reign of Henry II than th
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They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy
"This is review of the Transylvania Trilogy, also known as The Writing of the Wall, and I am posting this in each volume. The trilogy is composed of:

They Were Counted
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