Cadfael is sure the unlikely novice Meriet is hiding a secret, and when a missing bishop's envoy is found dead, Meriet takes the blame. Cadfael must discover who Meriet is protecting and who is the real murderer. Ellis Peters fans will find the character name changes confusing and not helpful to the story.
Did You Know?
Derek Jacobi and Julian Glover later did voice work in the Danish animated feature film Strings
(2004). Derek Jacobi as the voice of Nezo and Julian Glover as the voice of Kahro. See more
When Cadfael is talking to Rosanna and Tristan at Leoric Ashby's house, a shot from behind Cadfael shows him stroking his donkey's back. In the next shot, from behind Rosanna and Tristan, she takes Cadfael's right hand in hers. In the next shot, from behind Cadfael, he is stroking the donkey with his right hand. See more
Take his horse, boy. Welcome to Ashby Manor.
[dismounts into a puddle
The pleasure is all yours... cousin.