Wine of Violence (Paperback)
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590589656, 228pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
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Praise For Wine of Violence…
"In the year 1270 on the remote East Anglican coast, the new prioress of Tyndal priory (a small 'double house' where the monks and nuns run a hospital), the young Eleanor of Wynethorpe, is prepared to face some resentment but not the dire consequences of several deadly sins, including lust, in Royal's stellar debut. With its intriguing plot, chilling conclusion and characters who exhibit universal and timeless feelings, this fresh first has all the potential to evolve into a series as enduring as Ellis Peters's Brother Cadfael books." —Publishers Weekly starred review
"The plot moves quickly and the insights into the politics of life in a priory in 1270 are intriguing. . . . Royal obviously did her homework." —Historical Novels Review
"With its efficient depiction of the interaction between polities and religion, this amazing little slice of monastic life in 1270 Britain brings to mind Ellis Peters, Candace Robb, and other authors of medieval historicals. . . . A most promising debut.” —Library Journal