The Resource The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger

The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger

Label
The invention of fire : a novel
Title
The invention of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the acclaimed medieval mystery A Burnable Book once again brings fourteenth-century London alive in all its color and detail in this riveting thriller featuring medieval poet and fixer John Gower-a twisty tale rife with intrigue, danger mystery, and murder. Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds-ragged holes created by an unknown object-are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment-a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for-and others will kill to conceal.
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Midwest
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Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Gower, John
  • Murder
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12347445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062356475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12347445
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12347445
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The invention of fire : a novel, Bruce Holsinger
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12347445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062356475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12347445
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12347445
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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