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The Virgin in the Ice
The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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Brother Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find a trio of missing travelers The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfaels tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most disturbing of events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an eighteen-year-old girl of great beauty, and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio never reaches Shrewsbury, having disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside. Cadfael is afraid for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk, found naked and bleeding by the roadside, will surely die without Cadfaels healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them. The road will lead him to a chill and terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry. And at journeys end awaits a vision of what is best, and worst, in humankind.
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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Quite inadvertently, Crucible by James Rollins, it‘s about witches
2. The tagged book. Only my second 5-star read for 2019

Bookzombie Rollins is on my list because of you. Where should I start? Does he only have a series? 3mo
Texreader @Bookzombie Yay!!!!! Yay!!!!! I hope to create a Rollins fan!! He has the Sigma Force series and the Order of the Sanguines series among others. Sigma Force is my fave but the Order is awesome, too. The Tucker Wayne series is an offshoot of Sigma Force and very endearing. I didn‘t start them in order but given the opportunity I‘d do so. The first one is Sandstorm. Some are better than others. But they are addictive! 3mo
Bookzombie I don‘t know when I will get to it but I added Sandstorm to my TBR. I‘m pretty sure I will love it. 🙂 3mo
TheSpineView I have not read Rollins. Another to add to my growing list! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Mid-book review. These Brother Cadfael books had started to feel formulaic: a murder, several suspects with motives, & Cadfael to solve the crime. Until now with book 6: the unrest caused by England‘s Civil War has resulted in wandering lawlessness and refugees. Cadfael has very nasty problems, including murder, to solve now. It‘s a more depressing read, but more realistic for the times. Excellently done.

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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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Up next, book 6 in the Brother Cadfael series.

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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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Started listening to The Virgin In The Ice, the sixth book in the Cadfael Series, this will cover 1982 for me in the #CenturyofBooks Challenge.

Sarah83 I will start this series again.... I own the whole series in German. 😍🎉 9mo
Andrew65 @Sarah83 They are good reads. 😊 9mo
Sarah83 @Andrew65 I read, I think, the first ten books about fifteen years ago. I should finish the series. 😍 9mo
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Andrew65 @Sarah83 I‘m hoping to get through a few of the series this year. Got 3 planned for this month alone. 9mo
rwmg So sad she didn't have time to finish the series. She wrote the last one but didn't have time to cover the whole war. All you series authors out there, write faster - you never know. 9mo
Andrew65 @rwmg Yes very sad. Similar things happened to Sue Grafton in the alphabet series - only got to Y. 9mo
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Winter kills, literally. My favorite in the Cadfael series. #winterwonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

Tamra Loving all these winter reads! 14mo
batsy I need to resume reading this series ❤️ 14mo
Cinfhen I love the graphics!!! 14mo
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This is in my top three of the Cadfael mysteries. I love the almost closed environment storyline. It tackles important issues of loyalty, violence, women's status. It's the introduction of my favourite character that isn't Cadfael. This one has action, love, peril all in a really good entertaining story.

LeahBergen Cadfael ❤ 3y
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Best of December. Not a lot of reading but rereading my favourite. #bestofdecember

LeahBergen Oh! THIS is the one that I have to read next in the series. So I guess I've read the first 5. 😀 3y
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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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November hasn't been a really good for reading. Still, I'm hoping to finish these by the week-end. Ellis Peters' is a reread and The boyfriend makeover is one book I've been waiting to be available for awhile. #currentlyreading

LeahBergen I'm a Cadfael fan, too. 😀 3y
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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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This is my rereads for November. I started a reread of Brother Cadfael two years ago. This is my all time favourite of the series. #booktober #reread 💗😊❤️💖💞🎉⚡️

Seshat Is that a hardcover? 3y
writerlibrarian No. It's a newish kinda wood lithograph paperback edition. I've found them quite beautiful. My new copies are all in this edition. 3y
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