As England's civil war draws to a close, two travelers arrive at Cadfael's herbarium door: the dark-eyed Ciaran who has vowed to walk unshod as a kind of penance and, his companion, Matthew. When Cadfael's old friend arrives with a tale of murder, the youths' puzzling association becomes darker and more inscrutable.More
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Another Nice Addition to the Brother Cadfael Saga
As all the Brother Cadfael books, this one follows a formula, i.e., a murder by person unknown, Brother Cadfael's clever unraveling of the mystery, and young love blossoming in the background. However, the twists and turns can still surprise (and delight!) even the expereinced reader, who has been through a number of the chronicles.
- John Roush
Patrick Tull adds greatly to this series.