The Summer of the Danes

The Summer of the Danes

eBook - 2014
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With one civil war on hold, Brother Cadfael returns home, only to stumble into another bloody conflictIn the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen and the Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contending for the throne, have temporarily exhausted each other. On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing. Still, a little excitement never comes amiss to a former soldier, and Cadfael is delighted to accompany a friend on a mission of diplomacy to his native Wales. But shortly after their arrival, the two monks are caught up in another royal feud. The Welsh prince Owain Gwynedd has banished his brother Cadwaladr, accusing him of the treacherous murder of an ally. The reckless Cadwaladr has retaliated by landing an army of Danish mercenaries, poised to invade Wales. As the two armies teeter on the brink of bloody civil war, Cadfael is captured by the Danes and must navigate the brotherly quarrel that...
Publisher: New York : Road, 2014.
ISBN: 9781497671560
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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EuSei Mar 01, 2016

I read eighteen of Ellis Peters "Cadfael Chronicles" books and enjoyed each one of them enormously. This one was an exception. Peters seems to have lost her touch with words. That lovely way she bestowed upon each sentence, that made them emulate the time-frame of the stories, is almost completely gone. The story also is too loose and long, most characters are quite predictable, as well as the story's closing. It gets so boring at times that I just skipped entire paragraphs--and missed nothing of the continuation of the story it seems! These little missteps first caught my eye when she mentions how lovely the spring was so far, just to, a few pages later, laud summer... And why Brother Cadfael is in the story, is anyone's guess, since he has no weight in the plot. I am hoping that with The Holy Thief she would have recovered her impeccable style.

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