The new mystery in Peter Tremayne's long-standing and much-loved series featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.
Sister Fidelma returns in a brand new Celtic mystery NIGHT OF THE LIGHTBRINGER by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE SECOND DEATH and PENANCE OF THE DAMNED. If you love Ellis Peters and Paul Doherty, you will be gripped by the Sister Fidelma series.
'The background detail is brilliantly defined . . . wonderfully evocative' The TimesIreland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'.
When a strange woman known as Brancheo appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect.
But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms . . . and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled.
The background detail is brilliantly defined...wonderfully evocative - The Times
A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down - Publishers' Weekly
Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor...the background detail is marvellous - Evening Standard
Tremayne's super-sleuth is a vibrant creation, a woman of wit and courage who would stand out in any era, but brings a special sparkle to the wild beauty of medieval Ireland - Morgan Llywelyn
This is masterly storytelling from an author who breathes fascinating life into the world he is writing about - Belfast Telegraph
The detail of the books is fascinating, giving us a vivid picture of everyday life at theis time...the most detailed and vivid recreations of ancient Ireland - Irish Examiner