Candlelit Silence

Candlelit Silence: A novel about the Plague is a historical fiction novel that takes place during the English Restoration.

Candlelit Silence
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Date started July 26th, 2017
Date first released July 27th, 2017
Date last updated January 25th, 2018 (Exeter 5)
Date completed n/a
Rating Mature
Chapters 6+
Word Count 13862+
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A brusque knight and a captured thief must safely escort a quiet plague doctor from Exeter to London during London's Great Plague after the city's last physician perishes from the disease. A novel covering the development of an unlikely kinship between three men in a time of peril who have more in common than they think.


Paschal de Saint-Clair wants to prove he's a thief, not a murderer. Sir Baudwin Napier wants to resign from knighthood and be with a family that loves him. Plague doctor Klaus Fleischer wants to save England, then the world, from the Black Death once and for all.

Meanwhile, the conceited 3rd Earl of Devonshire needs to send a plague doctor to London, as the city has lost its last to the disease. Rather than execute de Saint-Clair for his charges of murder, he decides to put him to good use as Dr. Fleischer's escort. To keep an eye on the criminal and protect the doctor, he sees no one better than Sir Baudwin.

At the beginning of their journey, these three dissimilar men are indifferent to each other at best. By the end, though, they will need to have learned to accept and care for one another, whether they like it or not. Because the only thing worse than how the plague ravages the body is how fear of it ravages the mind …

A fictional historical suspense novel by Noƫlle McHenry, set during the English Restoration, about three men finding friendship in unlikely places.

Characters (in order of appearance)

Paschal de Saint-Clair (First appearance: Prologue)
Sir Baudwin Napier (First appearance: Exeter 1)
Cederic Gilpin, 3rd Earl of Devonshire (First appearance: Exeter 1)
Dr. Klaus Fleischer (First appearance: Exeter 1)
Genevieve Napier (First appearance: Exeter 4)



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  • Its working title was Remedium, Latin for "Cure".
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