L'armonia e il fervore del rito mattutino sono improvvisamente turbati da un evento minaccioso: una folla inferocita irrompe nell'abbazia braccando un giovane spaurito e lacero. L'accusa è tremenda: furto e omicidio. Ma fratello Cadfael ha intuito la sua innocenza, e non tornerà al suo orto prima di aver sciolto un intreccio di rivalità e passioni che la precipitosa condanna di un innocente stava per occultare per sempre.
- ISBN: 8850227345
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 252
- Data di uscita: 08-03-2012
Brother Cadfael, a former crusader now turned Benedictine monk, is a thoughtful investigator. He dislikes injustice especially when the poor and the weak are wrongly accused. The wrong man When Liliwin, a poor birdlike minstrel, reaches the monastery only a few steps ahead of a wildly angry mob, the b Leggi tutto
Let’s get this out right at the start. I am a fan…a fan of Ellis Peters/Edith Pargeter…a fan of The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. So take any extravagant praise in that context. I have read these books before (but never written a review of The Sanctuary Sparrow) and enjoyed how Derek Jacobi played Leggi tutto
I read Ellis Peters when I want to be reminded of goodness and kindness, of intelligence and commitment. These are strange things to say about a medieval mystery, but true. This does not mean that all of the characters in Sanctuary Sparrow are kind and gentle, but the center of this story is peopled Leggi tutto
In this, the seventh of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, one night during Matins a young boy quite literally bursts into the chapel, and in pursuit is a mob from the village convinced that the boy, a musician and entertainer, has committed robbery and nearly murdered someone. Abbot Radulfus is happy t Leggi tutto
Another VERY good one in this excellent cozy mysteries series set in Medieval England, in Shrewsbury near the border to Wales. My next one will be Monk's Hood . It feels repetitive to write another review, please see instead these two reviews: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44... for "The Leper of Leggi tutto
It’s been quite a while since I visited Brother Cadfael and perhaps because of that time lapse, I really enjoyed this novel. There truly aren’t too many options for murder in the 12th century, so one story is very like the last. I would classify these books as “cozy mysteries,” and it surprises me h Leggi tutto
These are wonderful cozy mysteries with a great cast of characters and a wonderful setting. They are even better when listened to as an audiobook.
“Fear for yourself crushes and compresses you from without, but fear for another is a monster, a ravenous rat gnawing within, eating out your heart.” Who belongs, and why do they belong? Or not? Among Peters’ better Cadfael tales. Medieval enough to be other; modern enough to be understandable. Lots Leggi tutto
Liliwin, the jongleur, must be the most piteous, heart-wrenching of all Cadfael's protegés. I was so glad to see him and his girl Rannilt go on their way rejoicing. I felt empathy for the real culprits, too. Also one of my Cadfael favourites.
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