Monday, October 12, 2015

Dead man's Ransom- Ellis Peters - A Great Read!

Brother Cadfael must intervene when a prisoner exchange is interrupted by love and murder

"In February of 1141, men march home from war to Shrewsbury, but the captured sheriff Gilbert Prestcote is not among them. Elis, a young Welsh prisoner, is delivered to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to begin a tale that will test Brother Cadfael’s sense of justice—and his heart."


I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Brother Cadfael! Started back on this fine series with it's excellent dialogue and accurate period detail.

The Welsh were over the borders as King Stephen and Matilda the Empress were fighting their battles. Ellis Peters described the Welsh protagonists and who had or perhaps, may have had allegiances.


I recommend this for every one and especially people like myself wishing to understand some distant Welsh roots.  




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