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.