Ashes of the Elements - Hawkenlye, Bk 2 Author:Alys Clare In this, Book II of the Hawkenlye Trilogy, the Abbess Helewise takes on another strange case with her French partner, Josse d'Acquin. A lumberjack in the Wealken forest has been found dead. The locals would have it that the mythical Forest People are to blame for his violent end. But when the Abbess Helewise steps in to investigate, she thin... more »ks a supernatural solution too easy an answer. She consults her friend Josse d'Acquin, a French soldier of fortune who has helped her many a time. He, concerned about the safety of the abbey, ventures into the forest himself, only to find in this so-called haunted wood something that terrifies even him. Now the two must reconcile superstition with their better judgement.« less
Second in the Hawkenlye Medieval Mystery Series. The characters of Helewise and Josse d'Acquin are further developed while solving a murder mystery in the forest. I enjoyed this book even more than her first because I felt I was getting to know the main characters better as well as following up on some of the minor characters of the first book. Am looking forward to reading more in this series.