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January 1144. 

Hugh Bradecote does not want his betrothed heading off on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Eadgyth at Polesworth, but the Archbishop of Canterbury's envoy and his entourage of monks seem Heaven sent as escorts, right up until they are captured by a renegade who wants his forger out of the lord Sheriff's cells; a renegade who loathes the Benedictines and kills for pleasure. 

Against a backdrop of a hard winter and even a frozen River Severn, Bradecote and Catchpoll are struggling to rescue the clerics and Christina, before a psychopath does his worst, the lord Sheriff loses patience and Bradecote cracks under the pressure.

©2019 Sarah Hawkswood (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • The Curator
  • 07-03-2020

Good fun

Kidnapped monks and women being strong-hurrah. The editors were grossly unfairly to the narrator for not editing out his comment which clearly followed a mistake but that’s a common problem with books on audible. We deserve better.

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  • Dr. George
  • 03-09-2021

Good story, Implausible ending

A good story, well told. The only disappointment was in the last chapter where the recovery of the main characters from a traumatic sequence of experiences far too quickly. E.g. Catchpole could not have ridden so soon after a wound to his thigh which cut to the bone Equally the lady’s recovery was much more impressive than might be expected after such an ordeal as she endured

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