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Excellent...........I look forward to reading the next one
on 28 May 2001
This is the second novel in the Hawkenlye series based in Southern England during the late 12th Century. The story surrounds a death in the Wealden Forest very close to Hawkenlye Abbey which is attributed to the mysterious "Forest People". Josse d'Acquin and Abbess Helewise, the two main characters, enter the forest and are witness to disturbing rituals as they lead you through their dangerous journey of investigation. The characters and the description of the surroundings are well done and you are transported back in time whilst reading the novel. The relationship between Josse and Helewise, based on friendship and respect, develops during the story.