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Falls Ende - Tertium: Tertium (Hardcover)
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This is book number 3 in the Falls Ende series.
Thoroughly original and deeply emotional, Falls Ende - Tertium, strikes at the heartstrings where evil and greed battle with virtue and justice in an epic and unforgettable medieval tale.
In this fast-paced sequel to Falls Ende - Secundus, Mellester Manor is enduring the aftermath of a horrid cattle disease and a food shortage. When the granaries are opened to feed the starving, a virulent sickness is unleashed, and the people of Mellester suffer the impact of a new adversary, Saint Anthony's Fire. With Mellester's lord and his knights in Ireland fighting for King Henry II, there is little anyone can do to help. The situation intensifies when a band of marauding, shipwrecked Normans approach the vulnerable village. What they take with them leaves Odo and Charlotte's lives in turmoil.
With unrelenting pressure from within his diocese, Utrecht's Bishop Laninga seeks retribution for the killer of a Frisian farmer and a wealthy merchant, and journeys to Exeter to enlist the help of his close friend, Bishop Immers. Jointly, they plot to avenge the dead and Immers, again, sets his sights on Falls Ende and Herdsman Odo Read. Unable to challenge the might of the Church and clear his name, Odo fears he will die and prepares himself for the end. Even the powerful Templars can't save him this time.