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READ & DOWNLOAD Absolution by Murder ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ABSOLUTION BY MURDER is the brilliant and evocative first novel in Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series bringing 7th century Ireland vividly to lifeAs the leading churchmen and women gather at the Synod of Whitby in 664AD to debate the rival merits of the Celtic and Roman Churches tempers begin to fray Conspirators plot an assas No wild beasts are so cruel as the Christians in their dealings with each other Ammianus Marcellinus c AD 330 95The mid 7th century was a time of many conflicts both religious and political Although Europe was becoming universally Christian there were conflicts between Rome and other factions In this novel the leaders of the Celtic Church of Ireland and the leaders of the Church of Rome meet in the land of the Saxons for a synod to clear up some points of contentionOn the opening day of the synod an Abbess on the Columbra side Iona Ireland and other Celtic nations is murdered She was well known for her oratory skills and the synod was nearly derailed at this point as rumours began to break out that it was a power play by the Rome delegation or the attempt to make it look like one by the Columbra delegationOswy the King could see not just the disintegration of the synod but also the possibility of this being used as a political power play to destroy his hard earned kingdom Abbess Hilda and King Oswy reuested Sister Fidelma s assistance to discover the murderer The King also imposed the condition that Sister Fidelma work together with Brother Eadulf of the SaxonsSo why would Sister Fidelma be asked by such high ranking people to sort this mess out Some background information might help here During this time and for a few centuries prior and later under Brehon Law women had rights and protection than any other western law code at that time or sinceAlthough this time is referred to as the Dark Ages for Europe in Ireland it was a period of Golden Enlightenment Schools and universities thrived as Ireland was the center of knowledge and students from all over Europe including royalty and through to the highest ranks of other scholars went there to become educatedStudents included both sexes and women accelerated as uickly through the levels of educational hierarchies as did men with the same abilities and intelligence Sister Fidelma was one of these and she achieved the level of anruth which is just one degree from the top level of ollamh or professor This ualified her to investigate all situations of law and to advise the highest levels of politics and religion on all matters of law as an eualAs Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf continue to investigate the murder the synod limps along loudly and with passionate outbursts on both sides There follows another murder and soon the pressure is mounting to resolve these before a permanent break down occurs in the synod andor a civil war takes placeThis is a fascinating book about a time in history that is eually fascinating As the opening uote suggests we must remember that these were known as the Dark Ages for a reason Many Angles Saxons and other factions of people at the time were completely ignorant Many could not read or write and many never learned to reason They were ruled by and through fear Make the punishments severe and grotesue enough and surely people will stay on the path laid out for them Of course if that reasoning really worked there would not have been the many bodies killed and strewn about for other people to witness Although some of that does occur in this book there are also people who care enough about the barbarity to recognize that changes need to be made and are willing to dedicate their lives to effecting those changes In other words although there are times in this book that are not pretty there is hopeI have read several books in this series but I also missed several as the Library didn t have access to many of the earlier ones and many times I would also have to read them out of order I am looking forward to proceeding through the gaps and reading as many of this series as I can in the coming year A Gentlewomans Ravishment The Ladies Sewing Circle 2 universally Christian there were conflicts between Rome and other factions In this novel the leaders of the Celtic Church of Ireland and the leaders of the Church of Rome meet in the land of the Saxons for a synod to clear Jesus Christ up some points of contentionOn the opening day of the synod an Abbess on the Columbra side Iona Ireland and other Celtic nations is murdered She was well known for her oratory skills and the synod was nearly derailed at this point as rumours began to break out that it was a power play by the Rome delegation or the attempt to make it look like one by the Columbra delegationOswy the King could see not just the disintegration of the synod but also the possibility of this being One Night As A Courtesan used as a political power play to destroy his hard earned kingdom Abbess Hilda and King Oswy reuested Sister Fidelma s assistance to discover the murderer The King also imposed the condition that Sister Fidelma work together with Brother Eadulf of the SaxonsSo why would Sister Fidelma be asked by such high ranking people to sort this mess out Some background information might help here During this time and for a few centuries prior and later Luzes De Emergncia Se Acendero Automaticamente under Brehon Law women had rights and protection than any other western law code at that time or sinceAlthough this time is referred to as the Dark Ages for Europe in Ireland it was a period of Golden Enlightenment Schools and Asa Malaikat Mungilku universities thrived as Ireland was the center of knowledge and students from all over Europe including royalty and through to the highest ranks of other scholars went there to become educatedStudents included both sexes and women accelerated as Public Marriage Private Secrets uickly through the levels of educational hierarchies as did men with the same abilities and intelligence Sister Fidelma was one of these and she achieved the level of anruth which is just one degree from the top level of ollamh or professor This Bounty Hunter Guardian ualified her to investigate all situations of law and to advise the highest levels of politics and religion on all matters of law as an eualAs Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf continue to investigate the murder the synod limps along loudly and with passionate outbursts on both sides There follows another murder and soon the pressure is mounting to resolve these before a permanent break down occurs in the synod andor a civil war takes placeThis is a fascinating book about a time in history that is eually fascinating As the opening Sand And Steel uote suggests we must remember that these were known as the Dark Ages for a reason Many Angles Saxons and other factions of people at the time were completely ignorant Many could not read or write and many never learned to reason They were ruled by and through fear Make the punishments severe and grotesue enough and surely people will stay on the path laid out for them Of course if that reasoning really worked there would not have been the many bodies killed and strewn about for other people to witness Although some of that does occur in this book there are also people who care enough about the barbarity to recognize that changes need to be made and are willing to dedicate their lives to effecting those changes In other words although there are times in this book that are not pretty there is hopeI have read several books in this series but I also missed several as the Library didn t have access to many of the earlier ones and many times I would also have to read them out of order I am looking forward to proceeding through the gaps and reading as many of this series as I can in the coming year

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READ & DOWNLOAD Absolution by Murder ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Is called on to investigate the murder with Brother Eadulf of the Roman faction However the two are so unlike that their partnership is described as that of a wolf and a fox but which is whichMore gruesome deaths follow and the friction among the clerics could end in civil war Can the solution to the mysteries avert such a conflic After the death of the incomparable Ellis Peters and of course with her death also the end of her Brother Cadfael series of Mediaeval mysteries which is truly my absolutely favourite historical mystery series of all time I have since then been on a constant uest to find an adeuate and worthwhile replacement And while I do have a few series that come close even if they are still not uite on par with Ellis Peters brilliance namely Paul Doherty s Hugh Corbett Susanna Gregory s Matthew Bartholomew and Edward Marston s Nicholas Bracewell series for the most part I have been rather disappointed with the historical mysteries I have tried as Brother Cadfael alternatives and have often actually stopped after perusing the first instalment of a to be considered series often finding especially the authors writing styles and tones of voice either annoyingly pedantic or inauthentic and sometimes indeed a combination of both And indeed this has most definitely been the case for me with Peter Tremayne s rather well known and famous Sister Fidelma series For while I do enjoy and appreciate Sister Fidelma as a character and historical sleuth and have found the author s historical and ecclesiastical knowledge of early Mediaeval Ireland both interesting and also uite massively impressive sorry but when I was reading the first Sister Fidelma novel when I was reading Absolution by Murder I have generally felt that Peter Tremayne s writing style was at best too much info dumping was too much like reading a non fiction textbook on Irish history and Irish Christianity with the storyline itself seemingly lost in the constant lectures that especially Sister Fidelma has the tendency to give Therefore while Mediaeval history certainly is of much personal and academic interest to me if I am reading a Mediaeval mystery I first and foremost want to be entertained and read an engaging account of a given mystery And no this has not really been the case for me with Absolution by Murder where sadly and in my opinion pedantry and too much information seems to far outweigh Peter Tremayne telling us an entertaining and engaging historical mystery as I do find Sister Fidelma Brother Eadulf and indeed most of the presented characters often lost under the author s need to constantly show and teach but not really relate this in any manner as smoothly incorporated into his narrative framework and structure And while Absolution by Murder also has not been in any fashion a totally terrible and horrible personal reading experience I did find the novel rather tedious and often really uite 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Secrets uite on par with Ellis Peters brilliance namely Paul Doherty s Hugh Corbett Susanna Gregory s Matthew Bartholomew and Edward Marston s Nicholas Bracewell series for the most part I have been rather disappointed with the historical mysteries I have tried as Brother Cadfael alternatives and have often actually stopped after perusing the first instalment of a to be considered series often finding especially the authors writing styles and tones of voice either annoyingly pedantic or inauthentic and sometimes indeed a combination of both And indeed this has most definitely been the case for me with Peter Tremayne s rather well known and famous Sister Fidelma series For while I do enjoy and appreciate Sister Fidelma as a character and historical sleuth and have found the author s historical and ecclesiastical knowledge of early Mediaeval Ireland both interesting and also Bounty Hunter Guardian uite massively impressive sorry but when I was reading the first Sister Fidelma novel when I was reading Absolution by Murder I have generally felt that Peter Tremayne s writing style was at best too much info dumping was too much like reading a non fiction textbook on Irish history and Irish Christianity with the storyline itself seemingly lost in the constant lectures that especially Sister Fidelma has the tendency to give Therefore while Mediaeval history certainly is of much personal and academic interest to me if I am reading a Mediaeval mystery I first and foremost want to be entertained and read an engaging account of a given mystery And no this has not really been the case for me with Absolution by Murder where sadly and in my opinion pedantry and too much information seems to far outweigh Peter Tremayne telling Sand And Steel us an entertaining and engaging historical mystery as I do find Sister Fidelma Brother Eadulf and indeed most of the presented characters often lost Eden uite massively boring and am therefore also not planning to consider any of Peter Tremayne 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READ & DOWNLOAD Absolution by Murder ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Sination while mysterious violent death stalks the shadowy cloisters of the Abbey of St Hilda When the Abbess Etain a leading speaker for the Celtic Church is found murdered suspicion inevitably rests on the Roman factionAttending the Synod is Fidelma of the community of St Brigid of Kildare As an advocate of the Brehon Court she I haven t read too many historical detective stories especially those set in such old times But I must admit that it was a very nice experienceI admit that I know nearly nothing about this period of British Isles history and the Christian church Therefore it is difficult for me to say to what extent the events of the book took place in history and to what extent they correspond to reality But maybe that s why this story was even interesting to me I have some general knowledge about the beginnings of Christianity in Europe and a difference in old rites in comparison to those present But thanks to this book I learned a lot And here we have a really well told story of the murder of the superior mother There are many suspects and many wrong clues And than enough motives and each of them casts suspicion on different person This is definitely a well written storyThe characters are also interesting My only complaint regards the amount of characters who are suspicious and have some hidden and wicked intentions It is a bit unnatural there are no ordinary simple and nice characters that would naturally balance the potentially evil ones As for the main characters Fidelma and Eadulf they are fine Eadulf s involvement in the investigation could have been a little bigger though I was hoping that I could watch him cooperate with Fidelma despite their differences It was a bit lacking here In fact Fidelma could do everything alone if Eadulf was missing from the bookThis is definitely a good story and I am very happy with the end although I was not surprised as I suspected this person already for some time But still I had a good time And one day I plan to read other books in this series On The Wings Of Love unnatural there are no ordinary simple and nice characters that would naturally balance the potentially evil ones As for the main characters Fidelma and Eadulf they are fine Eadulf s involvement in the investigation could have been a little bigger though I was hoping that I could watch him cooperate with Fidelma despite their differences It was a bit lacking here In fact Fidelma could do everything alone if Eadulf was missing from the bookThis is definitely a good story and I am very happy with the end although I was not surprised as I suspected this person already for some time But still I had a good time And one day I plan to read other books in this series

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Absolution by Murder
  • Peter Tremayne
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 9780451192998