The Virgin in the Ice (Brother Cadfael Series #6)

The Virgin in the Ice (Brother Cadfael Series #6)

by Ellis Peters, Peters

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Winter, 1139. Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in the monastery gardens at Shrewsbury is once again interrupted by violent, mysterious happenings. Raging civil war has sent many refugees north from Worcester, among them two orphans of a great family and a nun. But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow, and Cadfael sets out to find them. September publication date. 8 cassettes.

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ISBN-13: 9780786214792
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Series: Brother Cadfael Series , #6
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.

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The Virgin in the Ice: Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 6 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of this series by Ellis Peters. When I first started reading them, my expectations were to find the typical, predictable yet entertaining mystery story. And while these books are entertaining, they also provide the reader with emotion, suspence, humor, tragedy, and redemption. I find these books are more about the human condition and the mystery provides the background. I highly recommend 'The Virgin in the Ice'.
cbl_tn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the city of Worcester is attacked, a teenage brother and sister manage to escape with a young nun as their escort. They are headed for the abbey at Shrewsbury, but they never arrive. When word of the missing refugees reaches the abbey, Brother Cadfael is sent on a mission to find the travelers. The weather has turned bitterly cold. Snow and ice make travel dangerous for the unprepared young people and add urgency to Cadfael's mission. Sadly, not all of the travelers will reach safety, but the weather isn't to blame. A murderer lurks somewhere in the winter storm.This installment in the Cadfael series is more an adventure novel than a murder mystery. Cadfael didn't have many chances to use his knowledge of healing and herbal remedies. Consequently, I didn't like this book as well as most of the others I've read in this series. Quite a bit of the action takes place outdoors as various characters battle the winter elements. It will probably appeal to readers who enjoy action and adventure stories.
CommonReeda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One again the tranquility of the monastry at Shrewsbury is disturbed by the civil war between Queen Matilda and King Stephen and murder follows to be soved by Cadfael. This is one of my favourite ones, i like the atmospheric winter descriptions.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No. 6 in the Brother Caedfel series.In the late fall of 1139, the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maude for the throne of England flares up and engulfs the city of Worcester which lies close to the Welsh border and not far south of Shrewsbury. As a result, a tide of refugees washes over Shrewsbury Abbey and the town itself. To the abbey comes a messenger from a brother house in Worcester, seeking the whereabouts of two children of a noble family, Ermina and her younger brother Yves Hugonin. Part of the refugee crowd, they were making their way north to Shrewsbury accompanied by a Benedictine nun, Sister Hilaria. But they have disappeared, and their uncle, newly returned from Jerusalem, is frantically seeking them. Brother Caedfel becomes involved when he is summoned to the abbey at Bromfeld, where a monk, who has been beaten nearly to death by brigands, turns out to have a connection with the sought-for Hugonins. In one of the more complicated and excellent plots of the series, Peters, through the eyes of Brother Caedfel and his efforts to both heal the wounded and rescue the Hugonins, describes the human cost of the civil war: missing relatives, bandits who take advantage of the civil chaos, murder, rape¿and the poignant human tragedy of families split asunder by differing allegiances.One of the best in the series. Highly recommended.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young woman is found in a frozen stream, and Brother Cadfael works to discover her identity and who murdered her.
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