The Confession of Brother Haluin

The Confession of Brother Haluin

Book - 1990
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Medieval detective Brother Cadfael hears the deathbed confessions of a fellow brother, Haluin, but when the man miraculously does not die, he and Cadfael embark on a journey of expiation, one that is marked by murder and deceit.

Publisher: Boston : G.K. Hall, 1990, c1988
ISBN: 9780816148592
0816148597
Characteristics: 302 p ; cm

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EuSei Sep 14, 2015

"No," said Haluin tranquilly. "No need. There behind me all is well. All is very well. There is nothing now for me to do there, everything where I am bound. We are sister and brother now. We ask nothing more, we want nothing more. Now I can bring a whole heart to God. I'm glad beyond measure that He cast me down to raise me renewed to His service."

EuSei Sep 14, 2015

The oval face shone serene, as she celebrated with joy the mercy of God, after years. Without any lingering regret; her contentment was without blemish. The vocation she had undertaken unblessed, and labored at against the grain, perhaps, all these years, surely reached its true wholeness only now, in the revelation of grace. She would not have turned back now even for that first love. There was no need. There are seasons of love. Theirs had passes beyond the storms of spring and the heat of summer into the golden calm of the first autumn days, before the leaves begin to fall.

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EuSei Sep 14, 2015

Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter's nom de plume) presents us here with another delightful story, at times sad, at times very touching--especially its ending. You will walk with Haluin and Cadfael through the roads of England (still torn by the conflict between Matilda and Stephen for the crown), the first plodding painfully in crutches, the other accompanying him in this pilgrimage of redemption--and much discovery. The whole mystery you will quickly unveil, yet, Pargeter had such talent for telling stories, everything is so perfectly and expertly unwound, you will not mind the actual lack of a mystery!
(I recommend everyone enjoying the "Cadfael" series to read book 16, "A Rare Benedictine," that tells the story of Cadfael entry into monastic life.)

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