Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Book Review -------- Medieval Challenge

The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters.
This was the second book in my Medieval Challenge.
No.X11 in the Cadfael Chronicles, this was an excellent murder mystery. I have read a few Cadfael stories before and always find them interesting.
This story takes place at Christmas 1141 AD when a new priest is presented by the Abbot , this priest will make his home at the Holy Cross(also known as the Foregate).His character is stern and he lacks humility and as such does not warm to the people of the area. When he is found drowned , most of these people could be accused of his murder , including the new young priest who assists Brother Cadfael in his work.
As usual Cadfael displays his investigative talents in the form of the study of fauna and flora.
A very good book, not long at 252 pages. A real page turner.


Lezlie said...

A adore the Brother Cadfael books! I'm somewhat sad that I've read them all, but I do think it would be fun to go back and read them all again now that I know all the characters so well, to see them again at the beginning and how they grew.


Tanja said...

I love those books too! I also remember we had the series on TV, was it BBC that broadcasted them? Very interesting!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

My 14yodd loves Cadfael! I have one of the books aside to read...but just can't find any spare minutes for fiction lately. Hopefully come autumn I'll make the time. :-)