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The Council of the Cursed : A Mystery of Ancient Ireland - Peter Tremayne

The Council of the Cursed

A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

Paperback Published: 23rd November 2010
ISBN: 9780312604936
Number Of Pages: 307

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     In A.D. 670 Fidelma of Cashel is asked to act as an advisor to the Irish delegation to a hostile church council.  In an abbey in Burgundy, Bishop Leodegar of Autun has assembled church leaders from all over western Europe, intending to use the council to deliver a death blow to the Celtic Church.  But his plans are threatened when one of the delgates is found murdered, his skull crushed.
     Fidelma and her husband, Brother Eadulf, are suddenly in the midst of a murder investigation involving some of the most powerful religious leaders.  The duo soon find that between the autocratic Bishop Leodegar and the malignant abbess, Mother Audofleda, a web of sinister intrigue is spreading throughout the abbey.  And murder is only the beginning. The theft of a priceless reliquary box, the disappearance of local women and children, and the concurrent rumors of a slave trade all combine to make this one of the most diabolical puzzles that Fidelma and Eadulf have ever faced.

"Tremayne's seamless blend of church history ... and political squabbles ... provide meaty background. Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age." --Publishers Weekly

"One of Fidelma's best." --Kirkus Reviews

"No one can make the seventh century come so alive as the pseudonymous Tremayne.... His entire series is great for book discussions, and devotees of medieval historicals will enjoy." --Library Journal Tremayne's seamless blend of church history ... and political squabbles ... provide meaty background. Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age. Publishers Weekly

One of Fidelma's best. Kirkus Reviews

No one can make the seventh century come so alive as the pseudonymous Tremayne.... His entire series is great for book discussions, and devotees of medieval historicals will enjoy. Library Journal

" Tremayne's seamless blend of church history ... and political squabbles ... provide meaty background. Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age. Publishers Weekly

One of Fidelma's best. Kirkus Reviews

No one can make the seventh century come so alive as the pseudonymous Tremayne.... His entire series is great for book discussions, and devotees of medieval historicals will enjoy. Library Journal

" Tremayne's seamless blend of church history ... and political squabbles ... provide meaty background. Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age. "Publishers Weekly"

One of Fidelma's best. "Kirkus Reviews"

No one can make the seventh century come so alive as the pseudonymous Tremayne.... His entire series is great for book discussions, and devotees of medieval historicals will enjoy. "Library Journal "" "Tremayne's seamless blend of church history ... and political squabbles ... provide meaty background. Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age." --"Publishers Weekly" "One of Fidelma's best." --"Kirkus Reviews" "No one can make the seventh century come so alive as the pseudonymous Tremayne.... His entire series is great for book discussions, and devotees of medieval historicals will enjoy." --"Library Journal""" "A Prayer for the Damned is a blessing for the millions of Sister Fidelma's devoted fans around the world. [She] is a vibrant creation, a woman of wit and courage who would be outstanding in any era, but brings a special sparkle to the wild beauty of medieval Ireland. The author sets the scene with meticulous care and develops the plot with intelligence. Well done!"" --"Morgan Llywelyn, best-selling author of "Finn Mac Cool "and" The Last Prince of Ireland" "Fidelma's ability to best opponents, whether in argument, strategy or audacity, makes her a heroine for any age."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Council of the Cursed ""The action is tense and gripping...a compelling, enjoyable adventure." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer" on "The Monk Who Vanished"

ISBN: 9780312604936
ISBN-10: 0312604939
Series: The Sister Fidelma of Cashel
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 23rd November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 17

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