The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

By Ellis Peters
Read by Vanessa Benjamin

The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael: Book 6

8.42 Hours 12/20/2010 unabridged
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The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a noble family and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, has disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside. Cadfael fears for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the Church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk by the roadside will surely die without Cadfael’s healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them—and the road will lead him to a terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry. This is Ellis Peters’ most stunning depiction yet of love and war.

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Summary

Summary

The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a noble family and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, has disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside.

Cadfael fears for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the Church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk by the roadside will surely die without Cadfael’s healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them—and the road will lead him to a terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry. This is Ellis Peters’ most stunning depiction yet of love and war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Some of the most elegant, unstilted prose being written in mystery.” Chicago Sun-Times
“The Ellis Peters books set in 12th-century Britain have the freshness of a new world at dawn…Peters weaves a complex, colorful, and at times quite beautiful tapestry.” Houston Post
“Peters weaves a complex, colorful, and at times quite beautiful tapestry.” Houston Post
“This chronicle ranks as a favorite in the series…[Vanessa] Benjamin relies strictly on the drama inherent in the text, subtly underscoring it with pacing and emphasis.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters (1913–1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English