Our Lady of Darkness

A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
Series: Sister Fidelma, Book 10
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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In mid-seventh-century Ireland, Sister Fidelma of Cashel-sister to the King of Muman, an advocate of Brehon Courts, and religieuse of the Celtic Church-returns hastily from a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James. The news that brings her back is that her companion and friend, the Saxon monk Brother Eadulf, is under arrest for a serious crime in the neighboring kingdom of Laigin. Riding furiously through hostile territory, she arrives only to find out she is too late.

Eadulf has already been tried and found guilty of the murder of a young girl. Even worse, Laigin's king has abandoned the traditional judicial code of Ireland in favor of the ecclesiastical Penitential from Rome - and under this code he is to be executed the following morning. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Fidelma has only twenty-four hours before his execution to come up with evidence persuasive enough to sway the king into allowing an appeal of Eadulf's conviction.

Facing a king determined to make an example of Eadulf and an old adversary of her own, Fidelma soon realizes that nothing is as it was portrayed, and behind the heinous crime is an even more shocking conspiracy. Now, Fidelma must unravel her most perplexing puzzle before time runs out for her closest companion.

©2000 Peter Tremayne (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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The Best Sister Fidelma Mystery So Far!

If this was a printed book, it would have been a page turner. Great characters, real tension, and a total surprise of whodunit. Some of the other reviews mentioned they were going to give up on the series after the previous volumes. Don't! This one is that good. And, as always, Caroline Lennon's beautiful voice of the Irish takes us on this journey with Fidelma and Eadulf.

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I love this series!

As this story unfolds, Sister Fidelma's anxiety is felt. But her belief in Brother Eadulf continues.
Tremayne is masterful at constructing a plot that is believable and intriguing.

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