HemlockAtVespers

HemlockAtVespers - I even found myself laughing in a few parts of the book like when Brother Ultan immediately assumed that the person that

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Joshua Williams Dr. Hendrick Medieval History March 16, 2011 Hemlock at Vespers Hemlock at Vespers is a book about a nun that solves mysteries in 7 th century Ireland. The nun, Sister Fidelma, is the sister of the Irish King who feels as though it is her responsibility to right the wrongs that have been occurring across medieval Ireland. The book is a series of short stories that detail the nun’s journey over a period of a few years. I quite enjoyed the book. I thought that the author, Peter Tremayne, did a good job in writing the stories. He hits the ground running and places the reader right in the middle of the mystery to be solved, but he leaves out just enough information to keep his readers interested enough to continue reading. I found myself captivated by Sister Fidelma’s boldness and intelligence.
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Unformatted text preview: I even found myself laughing in a few parts of the book like when Brother Ultan immediately assumed that the person that murdered Wulfstan was a sorcerer. Fidelma was truly beyond her time in terms of her intelligence. Instead of attributing the causes of the mysteries to the supernatural world, she uses reason to figure out what really occurred. My favorite part of this book was its historical accuracy. The historical background pretty accurate. I think that this book provides the reader with a good contrast between the church at the beginning of the Middle Ages and the end of the Middle ages. For example, the Church is still figuring out what to do about members of the clergy being married. Overall, I thought the book was amazing....
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