The Council of the Cursed (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 19)
A deadly Celtic mystery of political intrigue and corruption
By Peter Tremayne
THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED is the nineteenth unputdownable mystery in Peter Tremayne's much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma
While investigating the savage murder of a religious magnate, Sister Fidelma uncovers a dark world of slavery and abuse within the abbey walls, in Peter Tremayne's thrilling nineteenth mystery, THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED.
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'Rich helpings of evil and tension with lively and varied characters' Historical Novel Review, 'The masterly storytelling from an author hwo breathes fascinating life into the world he is writing about' Belfast Telegraph
It is AD 670, and Bishop Leodegar has called the church leaders together for an emergency meeting. But a fierce row breaks out and the assembly descends into chaos. Later that evening one of the delegates is discovered murdered, his skull brutally smashed. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a shocking murder investigation involving the most powerful religious leaders in the land. The disappearance of women and children and rumours of a slave trade indicate malevolent forces at work. To catch those responsible, Fidelma and Eadulf must challenge these fearsome individuals and in doing so, risk their own lives...
What readers are saying about THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED:
'Interesting history intertwined in the plot, with many twist and turns'
'Well plotted with plenty of tension. Excellent read - don't miss this book'
'How Peter Tremayne manages to keep producing entertaining, unique stories is simply amazing. Fresh and interesting right up to the end'
Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym of a well known authority on the ancient Celts, who has utilised his knowledge of the Brehon law system and 7th-Century Irish society to create a new concept in detective fiction.
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04 Feb 2010
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Praise for Peter Tremayne's novels: 'Wonderfully evocative — The Times
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down — Publishers Weekly
Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor...the background detail is marvellous — Evening Standard
Well-paced and suspenseful, sprinkled with Old Irish terms and fascinating details of early Irish life...Fidelma is a an original and complex character...An Irish heroine for both the seventh and twenty-first centuries — Books Ireland