The mystery was complex enough to be interesting. The setting and characters were a little too idyllic to draw me in.
Mara is Brehon of Burren, a position of responsibility. She teaches a group of boys, and one of them is murdered during a village gathering. The plot includes instruction in the law of medieval Ireland and its differences from English law. Warm characters and a good plot make this a better read than Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series.
I enjoy this whole series and eagerly await new releases. I had never heard of Brehon law until I read this book. I now view it as a very sensible system of justice and wish the English had taken it a little more seriously and maybe adopted some if its tenets when they decided to run over Ireland.
A diverse cast of characters in this historical mystery makes for a very enjoyable read. This is the series debut novel and I look forward to following their exploits in the next installments.
There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.