9780062356468-0062356461-The Invention of Fire: A Novel

The Invention of Fire: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780062356468
ISBN-10: 0062356461
Edition: Reprint
Author: Holsinger, Bruce
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 432 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780062356468
ISBN-10: 0062356461
Edition: Reprint
Author: Holsinger, Bruce
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 432 pages

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Acknowledged authors Holsinger, Bruce wrote The Invention of Fire: A Novel comprising 432 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0062356461 and 9780062356468. Since then The Invention of Fire: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.11 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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