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In December of 666 AD Fidelma of Cashel and her companion Brother Eadulf having completed their business with the Archbishop of Canterbury make one final journey before returning to Ireland At the insistence of Brother Botulf a childhood friend of Eadulf they detour from their trip to Eadulf's home village and make their way to Aldred's Abbey Arriving at midnight on the night of the old pagan festival of Yule as requested they find Botulf's dead body his head caved in by a blunt instrument As Fidelma and Eadulf soon learn however murder isn't the only danger which faces those in the abbey The ghost of a young woman haunts the cloister shadows a ghost which closely resembles the Abbot's dead wife Now it will require all of Fidelma's skill as an advocate of the Brehon Courts to unravel the mystery and uncover the truth behind these events before those secrets take yet another life


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    In the last novel while Sister Fidelma and her companion Brother Eadulf are on their way to Canterbury where Brother Eadulf had messages to deliver to the Archbishop their ship was caught in a storm and they ended up in what is now Wales There they solved a mystery before continuing onwardIn this novel they are about to embark on a trip to Eadulf’s home of Seaxmund’s Ham in the land of the South Folk modern Saxmundham Suffolk in the kingdom of the East Angles East Anglia in what was to become England It is December AD 666 and they are essentially traveling in hostile territory East Anglia and the kingdom of the East Saxons Essex to the south had only been converted to Christianity a few decades beforeMany of the population of this time were uneducated and warlike people so during the course of many skirmishes and battles for supremacy pockets of the old pagan culture surfaced and found a new battle to fight killing off andor driving out any Christians they could find These were uneasy times and the borderlands were often taken back and forth by the various warring factions Plots and conspiracies were thick and a constant force that added to the population’s hardshipsWhen Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf arrive in the land of the South Folk it is during one of the worst winters of recent memory Brother Eadulf’s boyhood friend Botulf had sent a message to Brother Eadulf at Canterbury asking him to arrive at the monastery where he served as Steward on a specific date and prior to midnight However Aldred’s Abbey is a ‘closed’ house – one where women are not allowed at all The travelers also discover a tragedy when they arrive a few hours before midnight Brother Botulf has been murderedAnd so begins this intriguing story of conspiracy hatred outlaws in laws murder and ghosts Ghosts? Sister Fidelma believes that all mysteries on earth are only waiting for logic to resolve them but back in his homeland surrounded by the language and customs of his native peoples Brother Eadulf confronts a challenge belief in his faith? Or belief in the ghouls and vengeance of the gods of his childhood?As always I found this story fascinating My heart was always near my throat as Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf have no authority in this geography they find themselves in Not only is the weather hostile but so too are the various factions of people they become involved with – including those who are supposedly of their own faithOnce again the action is non stop as the story moves from one faction of people to another Meanwhile Peter Tremayne cleverly stirs in generous helpings of historical fact to blend this fictional novel into a stunning finished dish at the end I loved it and look forward to next month’s offering than ever