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Season of the Raven

A Servant of the Crown Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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A miller found under his wheel.  

It's 1194, and Sir Faucon de Ramis, the shire's newly appointed keeper of the pleas, must do his duty and make an official declaration of the cause of a miller's death. Saddled with a clerk who names Faucon his "penance", the shire's first crowner must thread the tangled relationships between the sheriff, the village of Priors Holston, and the priory that once ruled it. 

As a simple task takes a turn to the political, what seems obvious isn't, and what appears safe turns out to be more dangerous than he could imagine.

©2014 Denise Domning (P)2019 Tantor

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If you like Brother Cadfael you will like this

I've been a fan of Brother Cadfael novels for years, so when I saw this book I was interested it. I first bought it as a Kindle book but didn't get the time to read it until I found the Audible companion book. I really enjoyed this book. I thought the mystery was good and well developed. The book also sets you up for a presumably a long-running mystery across books. This is not an action packed book, so if you are looking for that kind of mystery, you will be disappointed. It is a mystery that the main character has to work at solving, putting one piece of information together at a time. Denise Domning does a great job evoking the medieval environment. The reader, Gildart Jackson, did a good job reading the book with the different accents for the different characters. I hope more books in the series become available on Audible.

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Awful performance

While the story is OK, the performance of the reader is abysmal. He makes all of the characters who are members of the church sound like third rate Dracula impressions.

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Wonderful!!!

This was a very good book with a interesting story and narrator was also very good

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  • Claire
  • 04-21-19

Very enjoyable!

For me, the only thing that lets the series down, is the author’s use of the word ‘gotten’ which is an Americanism bang in the middle of the Norman French, English and Latin. It sends a shiver of annoyance down my spine. The main characters are enjoyable and I like the way the story rolls seamlessly straight on from one book to the next.