While Cadfael has bent Abbey rules, he has never broken his monastic vowsuntil now. Word has come to Shrewsbury of a treacherous act that has left 30 of Maud's knights imprisoned. All have been ransomed except Cadfael's secret son, Olivier. Conceived in Cadfael's soldiering youth and unaware of his father's identity, Olivier will die if he is not freed.
About the Author
Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.
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Haven’t read a Brother Cadfael mystery in many years. I did read most of the early books & I was reminded why. As always interesting characters & an interesting glimpse into what life was like back then. This book did take me awhile to get into & almost gave up on it but once the action picked up I enjoyed it. I will be looking to see if there are more recent books I didn’t read