fiction crime historical mystery dark informative mysterious medium-paced

214 pages | first published 1979

Description

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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Community Reviews

summary of 255 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

mysterious 100%
adventurous 20%
dark 20%
relaxing 20%
tense 20%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Average rating

3.79