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The king's hounds

Author: Martin Jensen
Publisher: Seattle : AmazonCrossing, [2013]
Series: King's hounds series, bk. 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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The year is 1018 and the war with England is finally over, but the unified kingdom ruled by Cnut of Denmark is far from peaceful. Halfdan has lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, now he wanders the country aimlessly powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a bookish former monk, the two set out together for Oxford,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Canute, King of England; Canute, King of England
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jensen
ISBN: 9781477807262 1477807268
OCLC Number: 839391911
Language Note: Translated from the Danish.
Description: 262 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Series Title: King's hounds series, bk. 1
Other Titles: Kongens hunde.
Responsibility: Martin Jensen ; translated by Tara Chace.

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The year is 1018 and the war with England is finally over, but the unified kingdom ruled by Cnut of Denmark is far from peaceful. Halfdan has lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, now he wanders the country aimlessly powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a bookish former monk, the two set out together for Oxford, the seat of the new king. The pair's arrival in court coincides with news of a murder, and Cnut has an idea only a king could get away with: Why not enlist Halfdan and Winston? the Danish womanizer and the upright Saxon intellectual? to defuse a politically explosive situation? They?re given just two days to solve the murder and they set off to uncover the truth, on the order of the king and with the reluctant assistance of the agitated townspeople.

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