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The Lark's Lament by Alan Gordon
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Jan 07, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: keepers
Read in January, 2014

It's 1204, and The Fool's Guild is in trouble. Seeking assistance from a former troubadour turned monk, Theophilos, Claudia, their apprentice Helga and infant daughter Portia head for the Cistercian abbey where Folquet is now the abbot. But a foul murder shortly after Theo's visit drags the Fool Family into solving the mystery for the abbot before he will agree to assist them.

What can I say about this series that I haven't already said? It's a delight to read, with wonderful characters, careful research and a writing style that makes the story flow by far too quickly. Easy to read, yet with enough meaty historical detail that it occasionally prompts the reader to put the book down and do a bit of research.

I have all the books in this series on my keeper shelf, and there's only two more before I hit the end...so I'm hoarding them. This makes me extremely sad. But I guess that means I can start reading them over! :)
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