A man's body is found below a waterfall. It looks like suicide or an accidental drowning – until DI Frannie Bliss enters the dead man's home. What he finds there sends him to Merrily Watkins, the Diocese of Hereford's official advisor on the paranormal.
It's nearly 40 years since Hay was declared an independent state by its self-styled king. A development seen at the time as a joke, a publicity scam. But behind this pastiche a dark design was taking shape, creating a hidden history of murder and ritual-magic, the relics of which are only now becoming horribly visible. It's a situation that will take Merrily Watkins – alone for the first time in years – to the edge of madness.
©2013 Phil Rickman (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd
Another masterpiece by Phil Rickman- if you love a layered plot, hints towards the mystic, references to ritual magic and characters with ....well character...then this is the book for you...take care though it's addictive....
"A darker twist to the series"
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. A complex weaving of characters, new and familiar, showing sharp insights into complex human nature. I very much look forward to the next developments.
Back to the roots of Merrily
Daughter on Gap Year
Merrill telling us Daughter on gap year
I felt that I needed to listen to all of the Merrily books, I have always enjoyed the Merrily book with the mixture or religion, mysticism. However the past two books I have been becoming increasingly annoyed with Merrily's daughter, her behaviour and un-logical ranting. I enjoyed this book, it had the twists and turns of the earlier books, really enjoyed it
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