The Curious Incident of the Knight in the LibraryA.J. Hall
The Curious Incident of the Knight in the Library is the sixth in a series of Queen of Gondal books and is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more or less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, family trees & series information.
An ill-assorted party of English travellers arrive in Gaaldine, on the very edge of Europe, where tensions and buried secrets in the party are about to erupt in bloody murder. And murders happening on Palace premises are very much matters of interest to Sherlock, Crown Prince of Gaaldine, whatever the head of Palace Security thinks about high-born amateurs trespassing on his patch.
Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.
Advisory: The time period is the late seventeenth century and readers should bear in mind that this saga contains the doings of a set of supremely dysfunctional more-or-less European Royal families steeped in the “divine right of kings” ideology of monarchy, filtered through an early nineteenth century Romantic/Gothick sensibility and then depicted using the freedom of expression afforded by the early twenty-first century internet.
Furthermore, if the Greek myths contemplated it, some member of the Royal houses of Gondal, Angria or Gaaldine has probably put it into practice somewhere.
Gentle reader, consider yourself advised accordingly.
As ever, thanks to caulkhead for betaing.
The original central photograph is of a painting (1676) of a dungeon interior with elegant figures by Wilhelm Schubert van Ehrenberg (1630-1676). The original cover background is from a 16th-17th century calligrapic fragment of a lovers lament by an unknown calligrapher, the photograph is by DrFO.Jr.Tn. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.
The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.
As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.
The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.
This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.
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