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by Candace Robb

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Author:
Candace Robb
ISBN13:
978-0099426271
ISBN:
0099426277
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Publisher:
Arrow (May 28, 1998)
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Genre Fiction
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This novel, "The King's Bishop," also shows Robb's growth in her craft as a writer.

She is the author of nine Owen Archer novels and three Margaret Kerr Mysteries. This novel, "The King's Bishop," also shows Robb's growth in her craft as a writer.

Candace Robb studied for a P. Did he see the price of becoming the King’s bishop? Thoresby paused at his door, and shrugged. The Owen Archer series grew out of a fascination with the city of York and the tumultuous 14th century; the first in the series, The Apothecary Rose, was published in 1994, at which point she began to write full time. If he had not been the King’s man, Wykeham would never have risen so high. He could be nothing but the King’s bishop. The man would undoubtedly someday regret it.

One. A Body in the Moat. Windsor Castle, March 1367. The voices of the King’s courtiers rang in counterpoint to the music, their silks rustled as their feet caught the rhythm. Daniel pricked up his ears.

By the time the towers of York Minster were in sight, Owen’s back itched and he considered removing his cloak, but he resisted. He wanted no distractions. He wanted no distractions ance, and Owen could see the men were waiting for it, hoping for it. It was plain they believed Ned had betrayed their comrades and they ached for vengeance. Owen and Matthew rode flanking Ned. But Ned made no move to escape. Библиографические данные.

The King's Bishop book. A snowy March, 1367, and King Edward is impatient. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Robb continues to adeptly blend politics with period detail and three-dimensioned characterizations in the Owen Archer tales. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY From the marshy Thames to the misty Yorkshire moors, murder stalks Welsh soldier-sleuth Owen Archer and one of his oldest friends. On a snowy morning in 1367, Sir William of Wyndesore’s page is found in the icy moat of Windsor Castle, and some whisper that the murderer was Ned Townley-a former comrade-in-arms of Owen Archer. On the bookshelvesAll.

Candace Robb (born 1950) is an English historical novelist, whose works are set in medieval England. She has also written under the pen name Emma Campion. The author was born in North Carolina, grew up in Ohio, and now lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband.

A snowy March, 1367, and King Edward is impatient. He wants William of Wykeham confirmed as Bishop of Winchester, but Pope Urban V is stalling, deterred by the man's wealth and political ambition. Thus Owen Archer finds himself heading a deputation from York to Fountains Abbey, to win support for Wykeham from the powerful Cistercian abbots.

King's Bishop (Owen Archer Book 4). Candace Robb.

Thirteenth-century Edinburgh comes off the page cold and convincing, from the smoke and noise of the tavern kitchen to Holyrood Abbey under a treacherous abbot. In the spring of 1297 the English army controls lowland Scotland and Margaret Kerr's husband Roger Sinclair is missing. He'd headed to Dundee in autumn, writing to Margaret with a promise to be home for Christmas, but it's past Easter. King's Bishop (Owen Archer Book 4). A Spy For The Redeemer (Owen Archer Book 7).

A snowy March, 1367, and King Edward is impatient. He wants William of Wykeham confirmed as Bishop of Winchester, but Pope Urban V is stalling, deterred by the man's wealth and political ambition. Thus Owen Archer finds himself heading a deputation from York to Fountains Abbey, to win support for Wykeham from the powerful Cistercian abbots. Ignoring advice, he places his old comrade Ned Townley in charge of the fellow company to Rievaulx, hoping to dispel rumours of Ned's involvement in a mysterious death. But just days out of York trouble erupts: a friar and Ned both vanish, following news of murder at Windsor. Owen asks John Thoresby, at Court in his role as Lord Chancellor, for help, little knowing it will involve him with the King's mistress, Alice Perrers, ever a dangerous enemy...
  • I am not far into this series, but because of the time period portrayed, I will probably return. I find the characters interesting and I particularly enjoy the conflicted relationship between the government and the Catholic Church. This was a time of turmoil and real hardship in England and this series gives the reader a picture of the various social levels of the time. The lead character occupies an interesting position within these levels which gives the reader insight into both the highest and lowest level of those classes. However, the plots can be rather difficult and unclear at times so be prepared to pay close attention to those introduced as the story unwinds.

  • Owen's friend Ned has finally fallen in love - with one of the ladies of the King's Mistress. She had been in company with a young page and Ned is jealous so he threatens the young man. He of course ends up dead. Then so does the girl. Ned is caught in a web of suspicion from all angles and behaves stupidly making even Owen question him. Meanwhile the Archbishop is trying to help his foe get a bishopric because the King wishes it. The problems soon overlap.

  • This is not my favorite of the series thus far. I find I was just wanting to get to the end. I found the plot rather dull and I really didn't like the "secondary/primary" auxiliary character at all. I found him tedious, at best. While he wasn't the total focus of the book, his part was why we were there at all.

    Unlike the other books in this series, I don't believe I will bother reading this again.

  • If you love history; if you love well developed characters; if you love a thoughtful, complex plot; then "The King's Bishop" is waiting for you. I recently discovered Candace Robb's series, and I am hooked on her mixture of history and suspense. This novel, "The King's Bishop," also shows Robb's growth in her craft as a writer.

  • Owen Archer mystery. Set in Middle ages England, with a lot of history, being directed at how the King's Bishop has lost favor with his king, and who will replace him.

  • I've enjoyed Robb's books. They're like Margaret Fraser which I loved.

  • As with the other books in this series, Robb sets a mystery within the turbulence of the period. Owen Archer, a likable figure with integrity and intelligence, must serve his bishop to the best of his ability within the turmoil and treachery of the English court. A good read that moves quickly.

  • This is an exciting glimpse into political intrigue during the reign of King Edward III of England. Owen Archer must track down an old friend accused of murder and discover the true killers. Very good descriptions of the way life was lived in the 1300's.