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Hard core Cadfaelians may find this particular story too simple as you can pretty much from the beginning assumes what is about to happen. Read morePublished 19 months ago by bernie
This novel is one of two by Ellis Peters that I've now read. But I'm hooked! Although I've only read a couple of this series about the medieval detective Cadfael, my appetite... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2000 by Godly Gadfly
I felt this entry in the Brother Cadfael series (I'm reading them in order after discovering them a couple of years ago) was more predictable than most. Read morePublished on July 12 2000 by Christy
A tight read, but a very predictable plot. The strength and joy of it are Peters's prose and characterizations.Published on July 8 1998 by "rhbouchard"
Peters isn't Shakespeare, but she does know how to hook you in. I could see quite clearly Brother Haluin dragging his failing body over miles and miles to atone for his sins, and... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 1998
I was deeply impressed by the book. I really like the fact that English monasticism of the early 12th century is presented in a positive light and the characters are so human. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 1998