• The Council of the Cursed

  • A Sister Fidelma Mystery of Ancient Ireland
  • By: Peter Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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The Council of the Cursed

By: Peter Tremayne
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
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In AD 670 Fidelma of Cashel is asked to act as an advisor to the Irish delegation to a church council hostile to the Celtic Church. In an abbey in Burgundy, Bishop Leodegar of Autun has assembled church leaders from all over Western Europe - an assembly that soon descends into chaos. That night one of the delegates is found murdered, his skull crushed, and Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, are suddenly in the midst of a murder investigation involving some of the most power religious leaders.

Between the autocratic Bishop Leodegar and the malignant abbess Mother Audofleda, a web of sinister intrigue soon spreads. The theft of a priceless reliquary box, the disappearance of women and children, and rumours of a slave trade make this one of the most sinister and deadly puzzles Fidelma and Eadulf have ever faced.

©2008 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Fadelma

I have heard most of the stories in this series and they are wonderful well told books.

I have only one caveat if anachronisms bother you then you like me will talkback to the book.

I’ll mention two- no one in the seventh century told distance in metric measurements . I looked it up.

Second while Latin vulgate was the tongue of the educated it is not the lingua franc because modern French wasn’t even around yet.

Love the books hate the anachronisms - still I highly recommend them!

Sherry Ward

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One of the best in the series!

If ever a movie was to be made from the books in this series, The Council of the Cursed would be ripe for adaptation. It is filled with twists and turns and action that make it one of the best in the series!

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Performance is inconsistent

I love the Sister Fidelma stories and this one was excellent. My frustration is with the narrator. She changes some of the pronunciations from story to story.

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EXCELLENT series

I've loved the Sister Video a series for many years! This one did not disappoint! I recommend beginning with first and carrying on .I hope you will enjoy this series!

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