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by Stephen Thorne,Ellis Peters

  • ISBN: 0745143806
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Stephen Thorne,Ellis Peters
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (January 1, 1995)
  • ePub book: 1650 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1227 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 599

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The Confession of Brother Haluin is a medieval mystery novel set in the winter of 1142–1143 by Ellis Peters. It is the fifteenth novel in the Cadfael Chronicles, and was first published in 1988.

The Confession of Brother Haluin is a medieval mystery novel set in the winter of 1142–1143 by Ellis Peters. Brother Haluin makes a deathbed confession, then survives. He vows a pilgrimage to atone for his past error, uncovering an unexpected story, and a murdered woman, before he and Cadfael return to the Abbey.

Stephen Thorne (Narrator), Ellis Peters (Author), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. This fifteenth novel in a series of 21 mysteries, "The Confession of Brother Haluin," takes place in the winter of 1142 - 1143 after Brother Haluin is severely injured while cleaning snow off of the guest hall roof.

I wish Ellis Peters' chronicles of Brother Cadfael could have been twice the number that we have to enjoy. The confession, atonement, and righting of old wrongs are slow processes, but as always in Ellis Peters' mysteries, well written and described

I wish Ellis Peters' chronicles of Brother Cadfael could have been twice the number that we have to enjoy. Her writing is able to convey so much about life in the times of trouble after the Norman conquest of England. Her facility is at one with her extensive knowledge of places, rituals, politics (in its largest sense) and how everyday life influences personalities and decisions. The confession, atonement, and righting of old wrongs are slow processes, but as always in Ellis Peters' mysteries, well written and described. Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid.

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Старинная литература: Прочее. The Confession of Brother Haluin - Peters Ellis. In the five years that King Stephen and his cousin, the Empress Maud, had fought for the throne of England, fortune had swung between them like a pendulum many times, presenting the cup of victory to each in erratic turn, only to snatch it away again untasted, and offer it tantalizingly to the other contender.

It was possible, Cadfael reflected, that Lothair had reported back to her the inconvenient and undesirable incursion of the young man Roscelin into a preserve she clearly wished to keep private. appeared in the doorway of their small chamber, prayer book in hand, alone, having sent her maid on ahead to her dower house. Haluin was awake, and made to rise from his pallet in respectful acknowledgment of her coming, reaching in haste for his crutches, but she motioned him back with a wave of her hand

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GawelleN GawelleN
This 12th century mystery series by Ellis Peters take place in a fog of civil war, where the English and Welsh were raiding each other’s borders and supporting one or another claimant to the English throne: Empress Maud or King Stephen. In spite of the ongoing violence, the author suffuses her novels with a deep sense of peace and contentment in the monastic life. A monk from the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael, the ex-Crusader-turned herbalist is her solver of murders and mysteries of the heart. Ellis weaves a rich tapestry of his daily life on the war-torn Welsh border.

This fifteenth novel in a series of 21 mysteries, "The Confession of Brother Haluin," takes place in the winter of 1142 - 1143 after Brother Haluin is severely injured while cleaning snow off of the guest hall roof. He was not a monk who had many friends; he always seemed to be doing penance for misdeeds committed before joining the Order. As Brother Cadfael put it, "... if there’s a hair shirt anywhere within reach Haluin will claim it and wear it."

On what was believed to be his death-bed, Haluin confesses his sins to Father Abbot and they are rather grim: many years ago, he had fallen in love with a nobleman's daughter named Bertrade and got her with child. When the girl's mother demanded herbs to bring on a miscarriage, he supplied them. Both mother-to-be and child died and Haluin opted for the religious life.

Haluin doesn't die from his fall off of the roof, although he is badly crippled and by March, he is given permission to make a penitential pilgrimage to his ex-lover's tomb. Brother Cadfael accompanies him.

In case you're wondering how the author is going to contrive a happy ending out of Brother Haluin's pilgrimage, remember that she has not disappointed us yet and we're fifteen books into this series. Brother Cadfael must work very hard to untangle an ancient web of deceit that eventually ends in murder--oh, and by the way, help yet another pair of star-crossed lovers. This is not my favorite book in the series, because I could never develop much sympathy for Brother Haluin, but it is always a pleasure to watch my favorite herbalist hard at work on another mystery of the heart.
Uleran Uleran
Ellis Peters is the pseudonym of an outstanding medieval scholar, and her books are true to the spirit of the Middle Ages,..i.e. nobody promotes abortion and most priests are normal human beings, flawed, of course, but pursuing the good. It's refreshing to me because, as an amateur medievalist, I refuse to read books that use medieval props to promote modern social ideas. Peters creates realistic characters with real virtues and pleasantly interesting flaws plus plots that twist like a triskelion. Cadfael is her stellar creation and as you read the series, he becomes more and more likeable, because rather than in spite of his occasional deviation from the Rule of St. Benedict. Her background details are true to the period and don't strike the false note that many modern books do.
Xellerlu Xellerlu
As always Ellis Peters satisfies. Only because I know her Cadfael tales so well did I know the ending before it came. But still worth reading. She knows the period so well, all details exact and correct. I find such jealousy unbelievable, but then I feel that equally in author’s speaking of today. I simply don’t understand jealousy. I trust this will tell no one the secrets of this tale.
Hugighma Hugighma
Ellis Peters does and excellent job of keeping the reader guessing as to is the guilty party in all of his twenty Cadfael stories. He is a good writer and knows eleventh century culture and history of life on the Welsh -England border. I highly recommend all of his Chronicles of Brother Cadfael books. The books are also of reasonable cost.
Celace Celace
THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HALUIN is the fifteenth installment in Ellis Peters' Cadfael series. These tales provide a romanticized vision of life in twelfth century England, making the times seem so pleasant that you almost want to live there. The countryside is lovely, there is generally a hint of romance in the air, and life moves at a measured, unrushed pace. No pavement, no pollution, and no hustle and bustle. Glossed over are the poverty, poor nutrition, disease, and general stench (people rarely bathed). Life, especially in the cloister, is peaceful and idyllic.

In this story, Brother Haluin is badly injured in a fall. Fearing for his life, Haluin makes a sickbed confession to Cadfael and Abbot Radulfus. He tells of a burden of guilt, carried since his youth, over a love affair that ended badly. Upon his recovery, Haluin pledges to embark on a pilgrimage to his old home. With Cadfael as his companion, he makes the hard journey only to meet with some surprises. A murder soon follows. Is there a connection between this new death and Haluin's troubled past? Trust Cadfael to uncover the truth.

This story poses some intriguing problems, but the answers are frequently quite transparent. Suspense and surprising twists aren't Peters' strong suit. Instead, she specializes in pleasant tales with happy endings, delivered in a beguiling prose style. She runs true to form in THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HALUIN. The outcome is a happy one, if not hard to see coming, and the experience is a pleasing one.

Like most of the books in this series, THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HALUIN is a very ordinary mystery. What makes this and the other Cadfael tales enjoyable is the pleasant world Peters creates and the charming, unhurried way in which she tells the tale. The Cadfael books are nice to read and, on the strength of that, I recommend them. You will find them especially enjoyable if you like a bit of history and some romance along with your whodunit.