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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Roe Kendal Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Release Date:
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In the year of our Lord 1141, two monks ride into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, bringing with them disturbing news of war—and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt, and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely, and totally mute, must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. And from the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than their common vows binds these two good brothers. What the link is he can only guess—what it will lead to is beyond his imagining. But as Brother Humilis’ health fails, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a secret so great it can destroy a life, a future, and a holy order.

This delightful blend of suspense and historical fiction is, indeed, an excellent mystery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As usual, Miss Peters creates her magic, resurrecting a long-gone age and its people for our delight.”

    Washington Times

  • “A pleasing and unusual mixture of suspence and historical fiction.”

    Evening Standard

  •  “Absorbing, superbly crafted…Unflagging tension which builds to a swift, satisfying climax…Peters never disappoints.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kirsten | 2/20/2014

    " This is probably my favorite Brother Cadfael book so far. There isn't the same kind of mystery as usual -- there's no body, no murderer to track down as such... Instead, it's an intriguing reflection on love, loyalty, and the strength of human bonds, which can be just as mysterious as any murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ikonopeiston | 2/19/2014

    " A thoroughly satisfying story with a contrived but nonetheless gratifying ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daniel Ribera | 2/17/2014

    " Perhaps my favorite Cadfael mystery so far. A betrothal broken, an aging crusader, a missing nun, any number of suspicious persons, faithfulness, loyalty, commitment, some missing jewelry, and of course, a very clever and worldly monk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/13/2014

    " One of the better entries in this series, though I saw the surprise ending coming from a mile away. As with all of Peters' books, compelling and well-written. "

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