A grove of huge oak trees in the Wealden forest is felled. And, as if some ancient curse is being brought alive, the man who wielded the axes meets with a violent end.
The Sheriff claims the Forest People did it, but Abbess Helewise believes a supernatural solution is too easy an answer. She consults Josse d'Acquin, whose manor house in the Weald is now being renovated, and he, concerned about the safety of two girls from the abbey, enters the forest himself - to find something in this ancient part of Britain that terrifies even him.
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About Alys Clare
Alys Clare is a history buff and has written many novels under a different name. Alys Clare lives in Kent, where the Hawkenlye mysteries are set.
Ashes of the Elements by Alys Clare
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