fiction crime historical mystery dark informative mysterious medium-paced

254 pages | first published 1979

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In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle fall...
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Summary of 453 reviews

Moods

mysterious 85%
adventurous 35%
reflective 28%
dark 14%
hopeful 14%
lighthearted 14%
relaxing 14%
tense 14%
emotional 7%
funny 7%
informative 7%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 28%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 30% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 36% | Yes: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 10%

Average rating

3.86

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