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Publisher's Summary

Civil war continues to blaze in the autumn of 1139. Amid the uncertainty and peril of the moment two noble children make their escape, headed for Shrewsbury. But for reasons no one knows, the young fugitives never reach their destination.
©1982 Ellis Peters (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC
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"A splendid combination of romance, mystery, medieval swashbuckling." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hedi on 09-11-12

Good Story, Great Narrator

Patrick Tull, may he rest in peace, gave seamless performances, and this is one of them. The story is classic Ellis Peters - a well-crafted mystery set in a slower time. Cadfael's forensics were as scientific as the times allowed, but just as much about heart and his understanding of human nature. These are characters I care about, who interest me. I'll keep listening.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LincolnLover on 05-04-17

Many strands of mystery resolved with grace

An excellent story with valiant and loving characters!
Precise language, vivid characters, rich historical details.
Perfect narrator for a mesmerizing and complex tale that is full of faith and grace.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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