"Best of Sister Fidelma mysteries"
Ireland in the middle of the seventh century is a beacon of
light in a world of darkness. Scholars from all over the
world go there to study and women are considered the equals
of men. Sister Fidelma of Cashel, the sister to the king
of Muman, a religiouse and a dalaigh wields considerable
power, which she doesn't hesitate to use when her friends
are in trouble.
When she learns that her friend Brother Eadulf, is going to
be hung for the rape and murder of a twelve year old girl,
she cuts short her pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James in
Iberia and rushes to defend him. It will be one of the
most difficult jobs Fidelma has ever undertaken because
there is an eyewitness account and plenty of circumstantial
The Sister Fidelma mysteries are always a treat to read and
OUR LADY OF DARKNESS is no exception. Readers really
empathize with the strong-willed heroine who fears for her
very dear friend. The who-done-it is very complex and
enthralling with a cast of believable suspects that are all
guilty of something. The audience will get a good feel for
the culture of Ireland in the seventh century and feel as
if they are in twenty-first century America.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 9, 2002