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The Sanctuary Sparrow summary The Sanctuary Sparrow, series The Sanctuary Sparrow, book The Sanctuary Sparrow, pdf The Sanctuary Sparrow, The Sanctuary Sparrow 8c40f09209 In The Gentle Shrewsbury Spring Of , The Midnight Matins At The Benedictine Abbey Suddenly Reverberate With An Unholy Sound A Hunt In Full Cry Persued By A Drunken Mob, The Quarry Is Running For Its Life When The Frantic Creature Bursts Into The Nave To Claim Sanctuary, Brother Cadfael Finds Himself Fighting Off Armed Townsmen To Save A Terrified Young Man Accused Of Robbery And Murder Is Liliwin, A Wandering Minstrel Who Performed At The Wedding Of A Local Goldsmith S Son The Cold Light Of Morning, However, Will Show His Supposed Victim, The Miserly Craftsman, Still Lives, Although A Strongbox Lies Empty Brother Cadfael Believes Liliwin Is Innocent, But Finding The Truth And The Treasure Before Liliwin S Respite In Sanctuary Runs Out May Uncover A Deadlier Sin Than Thievery A Desperate Love That Nothing, Not Even The Threat Of Hanging, Can Stop

10 thoughts on “The Sanctuary Sparrow

  1. says:

    In this, the seventh of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, one night during Matins a young boy quite literally bursts into the chapel, and in pursuit is a mob from the village convinced that the boy, a musician and entertainer, has committed robbery and nearly murdered someone Abbot Radulfus is happy to give him sanctuary and Brother Cadfael who is soon convinced of the boy Liliwin s innocence has forty days on hand to clear his name But the case is far complex than a robbery in a house, where a wedding celebration of Daniel Aurifaber was underway Things in the Aurifaber household are far from simple, and there is plenty of tension in the air aside from the added problems the robbery and attack on Walter Aurifaber have brought about The matter becomes even complicated when the Aurifaber s rather nosy tenant who is concerned much with others business than his own is found murdered, obviously connected with the original robbery and attack.Brother Cadfael find himself having to wade through many complex relationships, secrets, and tensions in reaching the solution to this one I enjoyed the atmosphere as always and the feel of the times, as always But than the mystery itself, it was interesting to see things play out in the Aurifaber household the new bride trying to get a foothold in her home, Daniel Aurifaber, the handsome young heir juggling than he can handle, and his spinster sister Susanna finding that she might be ousted from the only position she had, managing the household while Walter, their father is only concerned with the loss of his wealth and the old matriarch, Juliana, now over eighty still struggles with her temper One gets caught up in their stories, wanting to see how things will turn out for each of them since all those who have a grievance genuinely do have a point, and if one person wins , the other will have to lose Meanwhile Liliwin s name must be cleared, and while some abbey members Brother Anslem among them, who is happy to coach the young performer are welcoming, Brother Robert the prior can t wait to get rid of him The denouement was quite a surprise, though the how the person turned out at the end was to me a surprise than the who or why Another engrossing read.

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    Another VERY good one in this excellent cozy mysteries series set in Medieval England, in Shrewsbury near the border to Wales My next one will be Monk s Hood It feels repetitive to write another review, please see instead these two reviews for The Leper of Saint Giles and for St Peter s FairI highly recommend the series They do NOT have to be read in order, except 6 and 10 have to be read before 20, say my friends The first one is not one of the best, so beware Don t be put off if you insist on starting there You get delightful writing and a clear mystery that is fun to follow and filled with action The monks are great characters, each with their own particular idiosyncrasies They become real people because in all the books their character doesn t change so the you read, the you enjoy going back to meet them again Some are nicer than others, so don t think this is totally unrealistic These characters are than nice versus bad, they are unique individuals one LOVES anything to do with music, another has a good heart but always breaks things and makes messes, and then of course there is Brother Cadfael pronounced Cad file He is Welsh, worldly, has fought in wars, been to the Holy Lands and now has returned and fills out his monastical duties working in the Abby s herbarium and solving crimes Oh, I forgot I was going to keep this very short My advice, don t start with book one Start with my favorite so far, The Leper of St Giles The Sanctuary Sparrow is almost as good but the mystery was a teeny bit harder to follow As usual, all the threads tie up nicely As usual, Brother Cadfael explains how he thinks for us, the Deputy Sheriff, Hugh Beringar, and the Abbot As usual, the writing is NOT salacious, but lovely As usual the crime gets solved and each get their fair due, in one way or another You recognize a lovely constancy to how the stories unfold and are resolved Lovely series I just couldn t keep my mouth shut, could I The narration of the audiobook by Vanessa Benjamin was absolutely wonderful No complaints whatsoever.

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    after fourth reading, June 2016 You must not attribute evil to what is natural misfortune Unlike many Cadfael mysteries, this book exists in a temporal vacuum Set in 1140, it makes no reference to its historical situation For that reason, lovers of mystery may prefer it while lovers of historical fiction may be less enthralled No man can be wise for another The team of Cadfael and Hugh ferret robbers and murderers, protect the innocent, and occasionally sit down to a cup of wine in the monastic s herbarium Several strong female characters, each with her own burden and little love shared No need to despise the gifts of this world when they come honestly Not the best mystery, but all are gentle and entertaining Almost medieval cozies God s reach had better be longer than man s, otherwise we are all lost Cadfael series excellent historical fiction Ellis Peters draws the reader into the twelfth century with modern story telling but holds us there with a richness of detail which evokes a time and place which might as well be fictional Though the foreground of each chronicle is a murder mystery, behind it a nation and a culture are woven in a wondrous tapestry.

  4. says:

    These are wonderful cozy mysteries with a great cast of characters and a wonderful setting They are even better when listened to as an audiobook.

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    Liliwin, the jongleur, must be the most piteous, heart wrenching of all Cadfael s proteg s I was so glad to see him and his girl Rannilt go on their way rejoicing.I felt empathy for the real culprits, too Also one of my Cadfael favourites.

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    In this, one of my favorite Brother Cadfael stories and also the first one I read long ago on a trip to Britain , attention again returns to the roles and lives of medieval women, but this time the focus is on the middle and lower classes From the dramatic opening when the peace of the monks nightly office is shattered by a mob from the town pursuing a ragged traveling entertainer accused of murder to the even dramatic climax, this Brother Cadfael will keep you turning the pages and then being sorry when it s done and wanting .Brother Cadfael pronounced Cad file has definitely entered the ranks of great fiction detectives alongside Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey But these stories are than just murder mysteries in medieval drag Ellis Peters actually lived in Shrewsbury, England, where Cadfael s monastery of St Peter and Paul can still be visited Her knowledge of the land and people and history permeates her work and gives her the incredible gift of transporting her reader into the past You really do feel as though you are in that long lost world lit only by fire, where it s quiet and green and life moves at a pace most people can be happy in.Cadfael is a suitably complex man He s from Wales, but now living in England though Wales is not very far away He was once a soldier, but now he s a monk He s lived a full life, now he wants to be quiet But he also has a strong sense of right and justice and refuses to compromise on these things, even when it means getting himself in trouble He s also picked up a lot of knowledge, especially of herbology and medicine and somehow for the time logical analysis that stands him in good stead as a solver of mysteries.Another charming step along the journey of Cadfael

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    Spring 1140 in Shrewsbury is a lovely time of year peaceful and calm at the Abbey, all is well That peace and quiet is broken late one night by the desperate arrival of a young man who is being chased by a mob right into the church during the midnight ritual of Matins Abbot Radulphus moves quickly to protect the victim and quell the mob The mob s leader calls the sanctuary seeker a thief and murderer serious charges, if true.And thus begins Brother Cadfael s new investigation This is a tale of a parsimonious goldsmith who wasn t murdered after all , and his highly dysfunctional family Lots and lots of domestic drama But a real murder does occur the goldsmith s neighbor is found dead on the riverbank of the Abbey s field, a day or so after the theft and attack at the goldsmith s Did the gossip loving locksmith drown after falling from his small fishing boat Cadfael certainly doesn t think so Interwoven with the mysteries is a sweet love story involving our sanctuary sparrow and the young serving maid in the goldsmith s house As the story reaches its harrowing climax a second love story comes to light, with no good outcome possible.Long time readers of the series will find much to enjoy our favorite deputy sheriff, Hugh Beringar, is on hand to help in the investigation And our favorite troublemaker, Brother Jerome, is in fine form with Prior Robert, who does not approve of our sanctuary seeker at all, lending him support It was fun to see those two in action again Cadfael is wonderful and wise, as always, and leaves the reader with hope for the future.

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    I ve come late to the Cadfael series, having first watched the television adaptations starring the magnificent Sir Derek Jacobi Though this is the seventh in the Cadfael series, it was the first I read, since this particular adaptation was probably my favourite Peters has an amazing eye for historical detail, and her knowledge of such varied things as botany, criminology, psychology and the human heart is as impressive as it is extensive Brother Cadfael is a medieval Gil Grissom in a habit, but with humanity and emotion than that modern counterpart The religious aspect of the novel is never heavy handed or overpowering, every character even the minors is three dimensional and believable, and the love stories at the heart of the mystery will pull at your heartstrings in an entirely sincere fashion.A wonderful read for anyone who s interested in history, Medieval Britain, mystery, and the television adaptations.A in my book, Ms Peters Brava.

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    I have had Brother Cadfael on my someday list for a long while, and when this title was offered as a bargain deal on Kindle I decided the time was right.I don t often read mysteries because, truthfully, I am squeamish This was a gentle mystery, however, and contained pleasantries than gore I was immediately drawn in by the writing, which included healthy doses of lovely thoughts and descriptions along with the inevitable murder I never did guess the culprit, which made the ending quite surprising This was a quick and enjoyable read, and a nice change of pace from my usual reading genres I wouldn t hesitate to pick up another Lord Cadfael mystery after sampling this one.

  10. says:

    Re read of an old favourite Excellent plotting.

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