The Devil's Novice
When a troubled novice is blamed for the disappearance of a priest, Brother Cadfael seeks to save his soul—and his life Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in September of 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what... show more
When a troubled novice is blamed for the disappearance of a priest, Brother Cadfael seeks to save his soul—and his life
Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in September of 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what troubles Brother Cadfael is a proud, secretive nineteen-year-old novice.
Brother Cadfael has never seen two men more estranged than the Lord of Aspley and Meriet, the son he coldly delivers to the abbey to begin a religious vocation. Meriet, meek by day, is so racked by dreams at night that his howls earn him the nickname “the Devil’s Novice.” Shunned and feared, Meriet is soon linked to the missing priestly emissary’s dreadful fate. Only Brother Cadfael believes in Meriet’s innocence, and only the good sleuth can uncover the truth before a boy’s pure passion, not evil intent, leads a novice to the noose.
Publish date: 2006-12-28
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton AudioBooks
Edition language: English
Series: Brother Cadfael Mysteries (#8)
bookshelves: film-only, tbr-busting-2013, winter-20132014, published-1983, series, mystery-thriller, play-dramatisation, medieval5c-16c, betrayal, britain-england Read on December 20, 2013 TV series with Derek JacobiDescription: In the autumn of 1140 the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury finds...
A perfectly adequate mystery. I don’t really have any complaints about it, but neither was it groundbreaking or astounding. It was a nice, undemanding vacation read – I’d read a couple of others in this series, and it was exactly what I expected. I enjoy the medieval/monastic setting.Here, a new nov...
Ellis Peters’, The Devil’s Novice, is the eighth in the Brother Cadfael series. These stories take place during the 1100’s civil war between King Stephen and Empress Matilda. A young gentleman is brought to the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury by his father and begs entry to the order and so the ...