Anno del Signore 1140. All'abbazia di Shrewsbury giunge il giovane Meriet Aspley, fermamente intenzionato a prendere i voti. Ma qualcosa non convince fratello Cadfael, che negli occhi del novizio legge il turbamento e l'angoscia di una scelta non già serena, bensì imposta. Infatti ben presto Meriet si rivela una presenza inquietante, tanto da essere guardato dai confratelli al pari di un indemoniato. Quale verità si cela dietro le urla disperate del «novizio del diavolo»'
- ISBN: 8850227353
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 240
Best of the Cadfael novels I have read thus far. One of the reasons is the absence of foolish, impetuous youngsters who get themselves into trouble. All characters in this book, particularly the youngsters, are thinking people. The lawman is a thinking bloke too. Meriet is a very interesting charact Leggi tutto
4 stars It’s been a few years since I’d read the previous book in this series but it’s so well written and I love the characters so much it was easy to pick up where I’d left off. The great thing about the Cadfael series is that most historical mysteries just take place in a historical setting. The m Leggi tutto
“We, old friend! I want you with me, and I think Abbot Radulfus will give me leave to take you. You’re better skilled than I in dead men, in how long they may have been dead, and how they died. Moreover, he’ll want a watching eye on all that affects Saint Giles, and who better than you? You’re waist Leggi tutto
Upon my fifth reading: “Suspicion drapes itself round him like cobwebs on the autumn bush.” Another excellent excursion into medieval England. Ellis’ world building is worthy the best of fantasy—simultaneously delivering verisimilitude and a sense of other. “Cadfael … had considerable sympathy with th Leggi tutto
Another enjoyable outing into medieval Shrewsbury. A new novice who doesn't fit in and who carries a dark secret, and the half-charred body of a missing - and murdered - courier. We have the usual mix of likeable and really well-drawn characters around Brother Cadfael I've come to love. And another
I don't love thrillers and, although I love mysteries, would prefer the PG versions. Too much suspense, too many dead bodies, and I back away even if, like Goliath , like The Sopranos , I love them. I prefer my mysteries to be cozies. I don't think a mystery set in 12th century English abbey can really Leggi tutto
First published in 1983, this is the eighth novel in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. For a great story it's hard to beat a novel written by Ellis Peters. In this one a younger son is presented to the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul of Shrewsbury as a new entrant into the order, nineteen year
Plot was mediocre compared to the previous two novels in the series. I had a hard time maintaining interest and often found my attention focusing on other sources of reading material. Still, you can’t help but love Cadfael, so I’ll go for one more.
Another enjoyable outing with the character who got me hooked on historical mysteries, Brother Cadfael. I reread this book, set in Autumn, to fulfill the Book For All Seasons challenge to read a book set in that season. I love Cadfael, and I love Ellis Peters’ writing; she portrays the season with lo Leggi tutto
This is the third one under my belt now and I am primed for finding some clean paperbacks at my library tomorrow as the series is, of course, old as are the books. This was read out of order because it was brand new condition. This was my favorite of the three, and the true humanity of the character Leggi tutto
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