5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One of the best Cadfael chronicles,
By A Customer
This review is from: Brother Cadfael's Penance: 20: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael (Cadfael Chronicles) (Paperback)
I am a great Cadfael fan and this book is one of my absolute favorites. What I like most about this book is that it is (as well as "Dead Man's Ransom") about true frienship. It's about loyalty to a friend although each friend is on completely different sides and has been deeply hurt by the other because of chosing a different path. The difficult choice Brother Cadfael has to make and which may change his life, when he dedides to look for his son without his abbot's conscent because he will not put his love to God above his love for his son, is also a very touching and interesting aspect. Altogether this book combines all the things I like about the Cadfael chronicles, and I really regret that it is the very last one of them.