HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The Confession of Brother Haluin (1988)

by Ellis Peters

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Brother Cadfael (15)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,5142310,064 (3.83)53
When a monk survives a tragic injury, he enlists Brother Cadfael to help him right the wrongs revealed in his deathbed confession Winter arrived early in 1142, bringing with it a heavy snowfall. The safety of the guest-hall roof at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul comes into jeopardy, and the brothers are called upon to effect repairs. But the icy and treacherous conditions are to prove near fatal for Brother Haluin. He slips from the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries--grave enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession.   The confession is heard by the abbot and Brother Cadfael; a wicked story, of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive. But Haluin does not die. On his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is an arduous journey, physically and emotionally, and one that leads to some shocking discoveries.… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 53 mentions

English (20)  Dutch (1)  French (1)  Spanish (1)  All languages (23)
Showing 1-5 of 20 (next | show all)
After a horrific accident, Brother Haluin confesses to a sin unconfessed. Cadfael is chosen as his companion to assist him to complete his penance. When a maid ends up dead on the road, Cadfael must sort out all the confusion & realizes that a young girl is at the center of the mystery. Cadfael not only must find the killer, he must also discover the truth about the young girl who reminds Brother Haluin of a love long lost. ( )
  walterhistory | Aug 17, 2022 |
Satisfying entry in the Cadfael series, about a fellow monk with a secret, and a need to atone for it. I guessed the solution to the mystery, but it was still "good fun". ( )
  fuzzi | Jan 5, 2021 |
No Hugh Beringar, not set at all in the abbey - but again the murderer escapes.
  FKarr | Jun 18, 2020 |
hidden secret poisons the lives of two generations and leads to murder, Mystery not hard to solve but ok. 15th Caedfel
  ritaer | May 19, 2020 |
It is a snowy winter in Shrewsbury and the snow endangers the roof of the guest hall. Brother Haluin helps in the repairs and is seriously injured. Thinking he might die, he confesses to several sins. When he recovers, he asks to make a pilgrimage of repentance and Brother Cadfael is sent to accompany the young brother. Of course there is a murder but other discoveries are made along the way.

This volume could have used a map as most of the action takes place away from Shrewsbury. A welcome addition to the Brother Cadfael mysteries. ( )
  fdholt | Jun 24, 2019 |
Showing 1-5 of 20 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (4 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Peters, Ellisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langowski, JürgenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michowski, MarekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Okamoto, HamaeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pelitti, ElsaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Planhof, MaiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pošustová, StanislavaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Song, Ŭn-gyŏngTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
[None]
Dedication
[None]
First words
The worst of the winter came early, that year of 1142.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Information from the Italian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

When a monk survives a tragic injury, he enlists Brother Cadfael to help him right the wrongs revealed in his deathbed confession Winter arrived early in 1142, bringing with it a heavy snowfall. The safety of the guest-hall roof at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul comes into jeopardy, and the brothers are called upon to effect repairs. But the icy and treacherous conditions are to prove near fatal for Brother Haluin. He slips from the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries--grave enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession.   The confession is heard by the abbot and Brother Cadfael; a wicked story, of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive. But Haluin does not die. On his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is an arduous journey, physically and emotionally, and one that leads to some shocking discoveries.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.83)
0.5
1 4
1.5 1
2 5
2.5 3
3 59
3.5 16
4 90
4.5 5
5 54

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,116,853 books! | Top bar: Always visible