fiction historical history mystery dark informative mysterious medium-paced

292 pages

Description

Brother Cadfael discovers a murder amid the wreckage of Shrewsbury Castle in this mystery series featuring "a colorful and authentic medieval background" (Publishers Weekly). In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud tak...
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Community Reviews

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Moods

mysterious 80%
adventurous 30%
reflective 30%
dark 20%
relaxing 20%
emotional 10%
funny 10%
hopeful 10%
informative 10%
lighthearted 10%
tense 10%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 36%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 37% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 33% | Yes: 22%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 55% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 12%

Average rating

3.84