Virgin in the Ice

Virgin in the Ice

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • map
  • 075402122X
  • 9780754021223

Review Text

Back to the 12th century again with wise, worldly herbalist Brother Cadfael of Shrewsbury's Benedictine monastery - who, called to a neighboring priory to nurse a visiting monk, finds the frozen body of Sister Hilaria, raped and murdered. And he soon learns that young Sister Hilaria was giving sanctuary to sturdy 13-year-old Yves Hugonins and his headstrong older sister Ermina - orphans of an aristocratic family, refugees in the latest civil war. (Their uncle, just back from a Crusade and unable, because of his allegiance to the wrong cause, to look for them in enemy territory, has sent his trusted, half-Moorish aide Olivier de Bretagne to the rescue.) Further events embroil Brother C. deeply in the fortunes of the Hugonins; his usual astute detective work unmasks the murderer; with old friend Hugh Beringar, he also succeeds in wiping out the band of savage marauders terrorizing the area. . . and makes a personal, euphoric discovery. Peters' reliable medieval performance as always - though the formula is starting to show slight signs of fatigue. (Kirkus Reviews)show more