The Assassin’s Prayer

  • Author Ariana Franklin
  • Narrator Diana Bishop
  • Publisher Random House
  • Run Time 10 hours and 49 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Crime and mystery fiction.

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What to expect

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Adelia Aguilar is to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur.

And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish procession of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft.

Meanwhile one traveller, armed with a brilliant disguise and a personal vendetta, has been watching Adelia all too closely. He wants Adelia dead . . . but he wants her to suffer first.

Critics Review

  • Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunits writing today

    Guardian
  • Few historical novelists make their oddly clad characters, from monarchs to wattle-and-daubers, seem so much like real people

    Daily Telegraph
  • I’d like to crown Ariana Franklin Queen of the Historical Mystery!

    TESS GERRITSEN
  • An excellent medieval mystery, full of colour and tension

    Choice magazine

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