Sinful Folk: A Novel of the Middle Ages by Ned Hayes

Sinful Folk: A Novel of the Middle Ages

byNed Hayes, Nikki McClure

Kobo ebook | December 31, 2013

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A terrible loss. A desperate journey.
A mother seeks the truth.

In December of the year 1377, five children were burned to death in a suspicious house fire. A small band of villagers traveled 200 miles across England in midwinter to demand justice for their children’s deaths. 

Sinful Folk is the story of this treacherous journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. 

For years, she has concealed herself and all her secrets. But in this journey, she will find the strength to claim the promise of her past and find a new future. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and redemption. 

The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes
Illustrated by New York Times bestseller Nikki McClure


"An exquisitely written historical thriller that chillingly evokes the fear and cruelty of medieval England in the dark years after the Black Death. Told by a brave and charismatic narrator who will twist your heart-strings with her story from the first page to final startling revelation. An amazing novel based on a truly fascinating, unsolved mystery of the Middle Ages."

-- Karen Maitland, best-selling author of The Owl Killers & Company of Liars

Title:Sinful Folk: A Novel of the Middle AgesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:Campanile BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:098523931X

ISBN - 13:9780985239312

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mesmerizing masterpiece This book is definitely making quite a stir in the historical fiction community, and after reading it, I can see why. First, it is a gripping tale about a mute named Mear whose son was one of five young boys/men burned in a house fire that was deliberately set. Second, Mear is actually a woman, hiding from her secret past. And third, this is a marvellous whodunnit filled with twists and turns and plenty of medieval brutality. Beautifully written, the author has weaved a brilliant tale that leaves the reader guessing to the very end chapters. Lovely first person narrative, rich descriptions, and a cast of colorful, unforgettable characters enthralled me from start to finish. If you like a good mystery set in a fascinating historical era with plenty of heart-wrenching, emotional, and mysterious scenes, then this is one book not to miss. Definitely worth reading. I highly reommend it to everyone! Pick it up and give it a try - you'll see why everyone is raving about it.
Date published: 2014-10-21