The Heretic's Apprentice

The Heretic's Apprentice

eBook - 2014
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Charges of heresy and murder are complicated by the contents of a mysterious treasure chest. In the summer of 1143, William of Lythwood arrives at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, but it is not a joyous occasion--he's come back from his pilgrimage in a coffin. William's body is accompanied by his young attendant Elave, whose mission is to secure a burial place for his master on the abbey grounds, despite William's having once been reprimanded for heretical views. An already difficult task is complicated when Elave drunkenly expresses his own heretical opinions, and capital charges are filed. When a violent death follows, Sheriff Hugh Beringar taps his friend Brother Cadfael for help. The mystery that unfolds grows deeper thanks to a mysterious and marvelous treasure chest in Elave's care.
Publisher: [New York] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2014
ISBN: 9781497671508
1497671507
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (257 pages)

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EuSei Oct 30, 2015

Another lovely read by Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter’s nom de plume). Make sure you keep close attention to the story, for you will be certainly mislead to guess the killer in a character who did not commit the crime. I loved the ending with Bishop Roger de Clinton’s wisdom portrayed in an exchange with the young “Heretic’s Apprentice,” Elave. Also the minute description of a psalter is absolutely fantastic, breathtaking! Mrs. Pargeter had such way with words… Beware that Cadfael does not appear as much as in other prior stories, but that did not detract from the whole. Highly recommend.

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EuSei Oct 30, 2015

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EuSei Oct 30, 2015

There is no sin unless through a man's own will, and hence the reward when we do right things also of our own will. (Against Fortunatus, St. Augustine)

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