Badger's Moon

A Mystery of Ancient Ireland

Mysteries of Ancient Ireland featuring Sister Fidelma of Cashel (Volume 13 of 25)

Peter Tremayne

Minotaur Books

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In October of 667 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel - sister to the one of kings of Ireland, a religieuse of the Celtic Church, and an advocate of the Brehon courts - is struggling with her most challenging role yet, that of mother to her infant son Alchu. So it is with mixed feelings that she receives the summons from Abbot Brogan. There have been a series of shocking murders that have terrorized the villagers near the Abbey of Finbarr; three young girls have been violently slaughtered - one per month of the night of the full moon, the most recent only days before during the badger's moon, October's full moon. The villagers are angrily demanding answers from the abbey, who are housing three visitors from faraway--strangers who the villagers believe are behind the gruesome murders. As a respected Brehon, Fidelma, along with her companion Brother Eadulf, is dispatched by her brother the king to restore order to the panicked village and investigate the killings. But time is running out and Fidelma must act quickly, uncovering the complicated truth before the next full moon comes and the lunatic killer strikes again.

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BADGER’S MOON (Chapter One)

It seemed as if the great white disc of the moon dominated the sky. Low hanging, remorselessly bright and cold, it filled the heavens with such luminosity that all darkness seemed to vanish. He felt visible and naked before it, standing shivering in its unmerciful icy illumination. Some distant thought registered that it was curious, in spite of a feeling of body coldness, that his head appeared to be on fire, the palms of his hands were sweating, and his breathing was swift and shallow. He felt almost sexually aroused.

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"The book ends with a cliff-hanger that will have Fidelma fans old and new on the edge of their seats."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Authentically detailed, this suspenseful period piece blends elements of spiritual, cultural, and economic intrigue into a superlative historical whodunit featuring a remarkably timeless heroine."
--Booklist
 
"THE BADGER'S MOON will send chills up your spine as it moves quickly from one breathtaking moment to another. Intrigue, tension, and suspense keeps the reader turning the pages in this exciting tale of murder, betrayal, and greed."
--Rendezvous Reviews

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Peter Tremayne

Peter Tremayne is the fiction pseudonym for Peter Berresford Ellis, a prominent authority on the ancient Celts and author of numerous works of history and scholarship. As Tremayne, he is the author of twelve books featuring Sister Fidelma, most recently Whispers of the Dead. He lives in London.

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Badger's Moon
A Mystery of Ancient Ireland
Peter Tremayne

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312323417
ISBN10: 0312323417
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$23.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2005
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ISBN: 9781429909655
ISBN10: 142990965X
288 pages
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