Brother Cadfael's Penance (Brother Cadfael Mystery Series #20)

By: Peters, Ellis

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Black over blue boards, gold lettering, 292 pp. Spine slightly cocked, front board bowed out slightly, binding tight, jacket has a little edge wear. A bright, attractive copy.

Twentieth in the Brother Cadfael medieval mystery series.
"A November filled with golden sunshine seemed a gentle ending to this year 1145, although England remained torn between Empress Maud and those who pledged allegiance to her cousin, Stephen. Yet for Brother Cadfael, this sweet autumn would bring a bitter harvest: a sudden, wrenching break with his life, an urgent search for a hostage of war, and a hunt for a murderer.
"News had come to Shrewsbury of a terrible betrayal. Philip FitzRobert, one of Maud's greatest champions, had turned coat, imprisoning thirty knights and squires who held true to the empress. The lucky ones had kin who could afford the dear price for their freedom; the others had to rot in captivity. Among the missing and unclaimed was Olivier de Bretagne, an exceptional knight whose sire, unknown to Olivier himself, was Brother Cadfael.
"It had happened during the Crusades, years before Cadfael had become a monk Indeed, Cadfael did not know until by chance he met Olivier. But the bond is strong and the one claim that can make Cadfael break his vows and drive him from his cloister, risking the religious way of life he so loves. The monk travels to Coventry where he finds Olivier's hotheaded young brother-in-law Yves, who is also searching for the missing knoight. And he comes, too, upon the brutal murder of a renegade lord. Soon Cadfael has a double quest . . . To save Yves from deadly danger and to find the dungeon where his secret son, and final penance, are waiting. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Title: Brother Cadfael's Penance (Brother Cadfael Mystery Series #20)

Author Name: Peters, Ellis

Illustrator: Illustrated by Bascove (cover)

Categories: Ellis Peters,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0892965991

ISBN Number 13: 9780892965991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 007419

Keywords: Mystery Fiction Religious Mystery Murder Mystery Brother Cadfael (fictitious Character) Medieval Mystery Shrewsbury Monastery (imaginary Place) Medieval Britain English Civil War Olivier De Bretagne (fictitious Character)