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?
While heartwarming, the love story between Meriet and Isobel would have been impossible by medieval customs. As Meriet's father's ward, Isobel would be considered a first-grade relative; canon law would outright prohibit their union. See more
Take his horse, boy. Welcome to Ashby Manor.
[dismounts into a puddle
The pleasure is all yours... cousin.