The Boy's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 5)
The Boy's Tale - Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, Bk 5 Author:Margaret Frazer SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN... — Who could ever want to harm two young boys, ages five and six? When the boys are half brothers to Henry VI, King of England, the list is long and distinguished. A lady in their mother's household flees with the boys to St. Frideswide's and asks Sister Frevisse to offer them sanctuary. — Unab... more »le to refuse children, Frevisse takes them in and conceals them. But as attempts are made on the boys' lives inside St. Frideswide's walls, Sister Frevisse realizes that from the ambitious and the wicked, there is no sanctuary...
The fifth book in the Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries series.« less
The Dame Frevisse books are most enjoyable - and this one held true to this reputation. The story is well-paced, intriguing and the ending is unexpected but satisfying. A good read - any time of the year.
Here's another good one from Margaret Frazer about Sister Frevisse. A small party with two small boys asks to take sanctuary at the priory after being attacked on the road, but it becomes apparent they have not escaped danger when two more of their party are killed in the days that follow. It's obvious to Frevisse that dangerous politics is involved and she must find the murderer quickly. As always, Frazer is adept at characterization, and the impending death of their beloved prioress from old age adds poignancy to this story.