mostraligabue
» » Brother Cadfael's Penance

ePub Brother Cadfael's Penance download

by Ellis Peters

ePub Brother Cadfael's Penance download
Author:
Ellis Peters
ISBN13:
978-0747246985
ISBN:
074724698X
Language:
Publisher:
TIME WARNER PAPERBAC; New Ed edition (1995)
Category:
Subcategory:
Contemporary
ePub file:
1204 kb
Fb2 file:
1516 kb
Other formats:
mbr mobi lrf mobi
Rating:
4.1
Votes:
465

Читать онлайн - Peters Ellis. Brother Cadfael's Penance Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Brother Cadfael's Penance. BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCEEllis Peters The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Digital.

Читать онлайн - Peters Ellis.

Онлайн библиотека КнигоГид непременно порадует читателей текстами иностранных и российских писателей, а также гигантским выбором классических и современных произведений. Все, что Вам необходимо - это найти по аннотации, названию или автору отвечающую Вашим требованиям.

Set in the 12th century during the Anarchy in England, the novels focus on Benedictine monk Cadfael who aids the law with solving murders. In all, Pargeter wrote twenty Cadfael novels between 1977 and 1994. Each draws upon the storyline, characters, and developments of previous books in the series.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. THE TWENTIETH CHRONICLE OF BROTHER CADFAEL. Chapter One. THE EARL OF LEICESTER’S courier came riding over the bridge that spanned the Severn, and into the town of Shrewsbury, somewhat past noon on a day at the beginning of November, with three months’ news in his saddle- roll.

Brother Cadfael's Penance ( Brother Cadfael - 19 ) Ellis Peters BROTHER CADFAEL’S PENANCE Ellis Peters THE . The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

Brother Cadfael's Penance ( Brother Cadfael - 19 ) Ellis Peters BROTHER CADFAEL’S PENANCE Ellis Peters THE TWENTIETH CHRONICLE OF BROTHER CADFAEL Chapter One THE EARL O. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

In November 1145, Cadfael's friend, Hugh Beringar obtains a list of Empress Maud's supporters who have been imprisoned after they were betrayed while holding a castle for her

Ellis Peters single meeting with that young officer the earl had marked him as one of the relatively sane in this mad world of civil war that had crippled England for. So many years, and run both factions, king and empress alike, into exhaustion, without, unfortunately, bringing either sharply up against reality.

The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.

Brother Cadfael's Penance - Ellis Peters. And there was also another person at the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul who had every right to be told the content of Robert Beaumont’s letter

Brother Cadfael's Penance - Ellis Peters. 1. The Earl of Leicester’s courier came riding over the bridge that spanned the Severn, and into the town of Shrewsbury, somewhat past noon on a day at the beginning of November, with three months’ news in his saddle-roll. And there was also another person at the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul who had every right to be told the content of Robert Beaumont’s letter. Brother Cadfael was standing in the middle of his walled herb-garden, looking pensively about him at the autumnal visage of his pleasance, where all things grew gaunt, wiry and sombre.

  • This series surprised me. I didn't think detective stories set in 1145 featuring a monk secluded in a remote part of England would be anything but of fleeting interest to me. Once I started reading, the first book well and truly hooked me and I "binge-read" through the remaining volumes.
    First of all, the characterization. Brother Cadfael is beyond likable. A practical man, he lives his faith through actions not words, and his moral compass is one that really resonated with me. The fact that he came to his calling after a long, eventful life full of war, politics and yes, women, gives his really admirable tolerance and interest in his fellow humanity a realistic cast. The other characters in this series were equally well drawn. The pragmatic Abbot. The haughty Prior. The Prior's wormy sycophant. The devil may care local sheriff, whose ongoing relationship with Cadfael is a particular delight. All written about so well you feel you know them.
    This particular novel wraps up a story arc that the author would visit sporadically, always leaving me wishing for more. A youthful love affair in the Middle East gave Cadfael a son he didn't know about. The son subsequently converted to Christianity and came to England through an entirely separate path. Earlier volumes revealed how Cadfael learned of the relationship, but his son Olivier was not made aware Cadfael was his father. Now, we are at a critical turning point. Another turn of the screw occurs in the endless battle between Empress Maud and King Stephen, which leaves Olivier missing and probably a hostage. What does a father who has chosen to forsake all worldly ties do? This book is about the answer to that question, and besides the exposition of Cadfael's moral dilemma, gives you a rollicking adventure story, early politics,a murder and its resolution, and finally, an ending worth waiting for.

  • This 12th century mystery series by Ellis Peters takes place in a fog of civil war, where the English and Welsh were raiding each other’s borders and supporting one or another claimant to the English throne: Empress Maud or King Stephen. In spite of the ongoing violence, the author suffuses her novels with a deep sense of peace and contentment in the monastic life. A monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael, the ex-Crusader-turned herbalist is her solver of murders and mysteries of the heart. Ellis weaves a rich tapestry of his daily life on the war-torn Welsh border.

    "Brother Cadfael's Penance" is the last book in this lustrous series, and it also happens to be my least favorite because Brother Cadfael gives up his vocation to go looking for his son, Olivier de Bretagne.

    In November 1145, Cadfael's friend, Hugh Beringar obtains a list of Empress Maud's supporters who have been imprisoned after they were betrayed while holding a castle for her:

    "At the end of the scroll, after many names that were strange to him, Hugh came to one that he knew. ‘Known to have been among those overpowered and disarmed, not known who holds him, or where. Has not been offered for ransom. Laurence d’Angers has been enquiring for him without result: Olivier de Bretagne.’"

    Hugh shares the news with Brother Cadfael and off he goes to find and free his son, if he is still among the living.

    This book is still worth reading if only because it rounds off the series, and we do finally get to meet Empress Maud, who is not a very likeable person at all. She made me wonder why anyone supported her, much less Brother Cadfael's brilliant swashbuckling son.

  • Hard to be objective about the LAST(!) of the very enjoyable Cadfael books. I wonder if she had a premonition of her death, because this leaves the series with no loose ends (other than the resolution of the struggle between King Steven & Empress Maud).

  • Book #20 is one of the best Brother Cadfael books that were written. "Word has come to Shrewsbury of a treacherous act that has left thirty of Maud’s knights imprisoned. All have been ransomed except Cadfael’s secret son"

    The history of this event is fairly well known and accurate, although of course Cadfael did not actually play a part in it. Very nicely done with just the right tone and character development.

    Recommend strongly

  • The characters are interesting and become more defined as you get further into the book.
    I found it very challenging to read in the beginning as the author wrote in pre Shakespeare old English/ current English. I'm not sure if the author would describe it as such, but that's how I saw it. Once you get your rhythm it is a good read.
    Also, if you find this time period interesting, this book describes much of the life.
    Not sure if I would read more of the Brother Cadfael books, this one made him more human and I would like to remember him as such. Worth the read.

  • This is the most personal of the series, dealing with Cadfael's son and Cadfael's own responsibilities as a father. You must wade through some confusing politics and characters initially, but easily sorted and well rewarded. This is a very well done tale of responsibilities, grief, revenge, and men and women trying to sort through their personal histories to reach some higher ground in difficult times. If you ever wanted to know just how a castle was attacked in the twelfth century, there is a very detailed chapter of just such a siege which I found fascinating. You will also better understand the concept of honor that we have inherited from the past. For continuity of story and characters, you should first read VIRGIN IN THE ICE, as all the characters are first introduced there. I have read the entire Cadfael series. They are rich in detail and humanity, and allow you to time travel with a astute literary guide.