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The Dragons of Archenfield

(1995)
(The third book in the Domesday series)
A novel by

 
 
The Dragons of Archenfield is set in England just after the Norman Conquest, during the reign of William the Conqueror. The frontier zone of Archenfield in Herefordshire is a no-man's-land which acts as a bulwark between Norman-controlled English soil and the Welsh border. Soldier Ralph Delchard and lawyer Gervase Bret arrive in Hereford for what looks like one of their more straightforward assignments from the crown, to settle conflicting claims to land in Archenfield. Ralph and Gervase are shocked to discover the murder of a principal witness, a wealthy landowner who was burned alive in his own home. No clues remain except an enigmatic red dragon, cut into the turf in front of the house. Documents essential to settling the land claim, including the landowner's will, are thought to have been destroyed in the blaze. While attempting to settle the disputing land claims, Bret and Delchard are drawn into the hunt for a killer who has more than riches and wealth on his mind. Their mere presence in Archenfield stirs up murderous hatred and sets into motion a deadly feud between two lords who will settle for nothing less than the death of the other.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

October 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday Books)
Author(s): A E Marston
ISBN: 0-7472-1364-X / 978-0-7472-1364-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dragons of Archenfield: Volume III of the Doomsday Books
Author(s): Edward Marston
ISBN: 0-312-13472-X / 978-0-312-13472-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday)
Author(s): Edward Marston
ISBN: 1-906288-17-8 / 978-1-906288-17-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ostara Publishing
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November 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday, Bk 3)
Author(s): Edward Marston
ISBN: 0-449-22545-3 / 978-0-449-22545-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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May 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday Books)
Author(s): A E Marston
ISBN: 0-7472-4948-2 / 978-0-7472-4948-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dragons of Archenfield (Domesday Series Book 3)
Author(s): Edward Marston
Publisher:
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