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on 1 February 2010
A fine mystery very much in the mould of Cadfael. But the action is disturbed by a lot of info-dumping about aspects of Celtic history. Peter Tremayne obviously knows a lot about this and wants to share it with the reader. Many descriptions are followed by the Celtic name of whatever is is, which is unnecessary and bothersome.
Peter Tremayne could take a lesson from Ellis Peters, who can tell a cracking story and impart a lot of history without interrupting the plot.