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The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis

The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus

by Ellis

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The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters



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The Pilgrim of Hate
Perhaps the best of the Brother Cadfael series so far. We catch up with some characters from previous books and the lyrical passages of devotion to St. Winifred and her miracles are very moving. Then we're brought down with a bump to an intriguing mystery as the world goes on, with repercussions from the high politics of the struggle for power between King and Empress making themselves felt.

An Excellent Mystery
It is. All the mayhem takes place off-stage and is only responsible for bringing the story of a vanished young woman to Cadfael's attention when two monks whose monastery has been burnt to the ground in the wars end up in Shrewsbury. But that's not the real mystery.

The Raven in the Foregate
A bit too reminiscent of One Corpse Too Many in the lovers' subplot. Cadfael's helper is not what he seems, and Hugh and Cadfael are on opposite sides again, though without spoiling their friendship. A very satisfactory outcome for the mystery element. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Sep 26, 2008 |
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