The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most disturbing of events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an eighteen-year-old girl of great beauty, and... show more
The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most disturbing of events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an eighteen-year-old girl of great beauty, and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio never reaches Shrewsbury, having disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside.
Cadfael is afraid for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk, found naked and bleeding by the roadside, will surely die without Cadfael’s healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them. The road will lead him to a chill and terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry. And at journey’s end awaits a vision of what is best, and worst, in humankind.
Publish date: 2009-12-23
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (#6)
The Virgin in the Ice is set in the "dark, dark woods." Perhaps not so surprising when it's 1139, there's a civil war on, and Brother Cadfael is on the road to another monastic house (in his capacity as healer). For the Forest of Cree is full of ice and snow and wind, and murder and mayhem, as we...
bookshelves: fraudio, mystery-thriller, medieval5c-16c, winter20092010, published-1995, summer-2013, re-visit-2013 Read from July 27 to 28, 2013, read count: 2 ** spoiler alert ** 3* A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1)3* One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael,...
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Format: AudioNarrated by: Vanessa BenjaminOriginal Publication Date: 1982Genre(s): Historical (Middle Ages), MysterySeries: The Cadfael Chronicles, Book 6The Civil War that has been threatening between King Stephen and Empress Maude starts in earnest, sending refugees fleeing in all directions. Thre...
I usually find mystery series to be like candy for the brain, fluff that entertains but not much more. This is the second of the Brother Cadfael books I’ve read, and I enjoyed them both immensely and will definitely read more. The writing is very strong and quite beautiful in places, with some of ...
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