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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Rufus Spy by Alys Clare

The Rufus Spy takes place in 1093 and involves Lassair, a young woman with magical gifts.  When two young men are murdered and a third savagely beaten, Lassair, who has returned to her home village, is old friends with the third victim and stays in his home while treating him.  

Within days, Rollo, Lassair's former lover, arrives and requests her help in escaping from a mess he has gotten himself into. Rollo, too, bears a resemblance to the three young men who have been attacked.  He believes he knows who pursues him, but is he correct?  Lassair agrees to pose as his wife and accompany Rollo on his search for King William and his aid.

Lassair, too, is carrying a secret.

I like this series better than Alys Clare's Hawkenlye series and her Gabriel Taverner series and enjoyed Lassair's latest adventure.  Oh, and I like Jack, who is dealing with strange goings on back in Cambridge.        
Read in October; blog review scheduled for Jan. 21.

NetGalley/Severn House

Medieval Mystery.  Feb. 1, 2018.  Print length:  240 pages.  


  1. Never read that book, thanks for opening me up to it :)

    Also, I love your blog's title! It sounds so poetic and wise :D

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  2. I don't read mysteries set in this time period very often, but I'm curious about Lassair. She sounds like such an interesting character. I am glad you enjoyed this one!

  3. I cannot imagine what life must have been like for women on their own in that time frame. Curious about this one!