A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Series #15)

A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Series #15)

by Peter Tremayne
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A Prayer for the Damned (Sister Fidelma Series #15) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
NancyLibrarian More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoy the Sister Fidelma series, I have learned a great deal of history and lore of medieval Ireland. I do find myself wondering how Eadulf puts up with always being the patsy and Fidelma almost invariably proving to be right in any disdagreement between the two, but this IS fiction, after all. Author Tremayne continues to come up with ingenious plots to illustrate aspects of Irish law and life that surprise us today. This one is very much like the rest of the series--not that it is a carbon copy and boring or anything like that, just the same enjoyment level and playing out of human nature.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 668 AD in the Five Kingdoms (ancient Ireland), Abbot Ultan is acting as the emissary for Bishop Segene, the Abbot of Ard Macha. He travels the country seeking to sell the concept that Segene would be lead abbot. Both men adhere to the strict laws of a sub-group of Rome State who believe the church holy cannot marry they each believes it is their calling from God to do whatever it takes to insure others follow their religion as well including bribes, coercion and force. Ultan and his retinue head to Cashel in the Kingdom of Muman where King Colgu¿s sibling Sister Fidelma is about to take the vows to make her marriage of a year and a day to Brother Eadulf permanent. The abbot arrives to voice his strong objection to two church officials marrying. Before he can make his displeasure known, someone murders Ultan. The wedding ceremony is postponed while the bride and groom investigate the homicide in which one f the kings of the Five Kingdoms is the prime suspect. Readers who love Middle Ages whodunits will want to read A PRAYER FOR THE DAMNED (as well the previous Sister Fidelma tale) as this series is one of the best being written today. The freshness in Sister Fidelma¿s latest inquiry is her doubts as to whether she should be releases from her vows as a religeuse. The power struggle between Rome¿s edicts and the Irish church leaders are meticulously examined even as this serves as a key element to the exciting descriptive plot. Readers gain plenty of insight into seventh century religious and secular politics in Ireland yet the beauty of Peter Tremayne¿s skill is he does this while entertaining his fans.--------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 12 months ago
I have really enjoyed this series. I do wish Tremayne gave more clues as to what Fidelma is thinking as she narrows her field of suspects
GaryHM More than 1 year ago
Peter is the Agatha Christie for the middle ages. I have enjoyed all of the 1/2 dozen books in the series I have read.
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Peter Tremayne has written another wonderful segment in the Sister Fidelma series. Before reading "Prayer for the Damned" I took a few weeks to re-read, in order, the previous books. Tremayne does an excellent job of introducing each book in the series but not to the point that faithful readers get bored with the review sections. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
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