The Falcons of Fire and Ice

The Falcons of Fire and Ice

Book - 2012
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"The year is 1539 and the Portuguese Inquisition ushers in an era of torture and murder. When the Royal Falconer is imprisoned on false charges to remove him from the inner circle of the boy King, the Inquisitors strike an impossible deal with his daughter, Isabela. Bring back two rare white falcons from Iceland within the year or her father dies. Meanwhile in Iceland, a menacing stranger appears to have possessed the soul of a woman chained up in a volcanic cave and is threatening to destroy the community. The woman's twin sister, Eydis, is desperate to intervene but vivid dreams suggest the twins' only salvation lies with a young girl from afar, travelling in search of white feathers ... Isabela's quest might hold a more crucial purpose than she could ever imagine and there are those among her travel companions who have an interest in doing her harm. But in order to fulfil her destiny, first she must reach Iceland's shores. Alive'--Publisher.
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2012
Description: 498 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780718159962
0718159969
Branch Call Number: Mait

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finn75
Sep 27, 2013

I love this author and her stories. They have a great sense of time and characters. In this one a young woman faces numerous challenges to try and save her father who is imprisoned by the inquisition. My only criticism is that it ended too soon!

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