A Gift of Sanctuary - Owen Archer, Bk 6 Author:Candace Robb Mayhem and miracles in Wales beckon Owen Archer back to his roots... and to a ruthless killer. — In the wet spring of 1370, a time of political unrest, a murdered man is left outside the gates of St. David's, Wales. Not far away, a wounded stranger, drenched in blood-- not all of it his own -- is carried to sanctuary by a wandering bard. And ... more »a mystery linked to warring passions for a woman and a nation begins for Owen Archer
Owen, leaving his family behind, has undertaken a holy pilgrimage to Wales with his ailing father-in-law and his friend Geoffrey Chaucer -- and has agreed to carry out a mission for the English king. But he is unexpectedly moved by his return to his native land. And when asked to investigate the killing at St. David's, Owen -- sharp at discerning truth from falsehood -- begins to see the momentous import of a fugitive shrouded in secrecy, a lady betrayed by love, and the ties binding a man's soul... that tighten to torment his heart.« less
The Year is 1370. The main characters are the Duke of Lancaster's spy Owen Archer and Geoffrey Chaucer. This book takes place in Wales where the two have gone to recruit archers and inspect the Duke's fortifications. An unexpected death sets the two on a hunt for the killer.
This book is not quite as good as the previous ones as Archer's wife, Lucie, is left at home and her involvment in his cases adds an interesting twist which isn't present here. If you like Ellis Peters' books, you like this one.