Bloodmoon A mystery of Ancient Ireland by Peter Tremayne
When Sister Fidelma, her husband Eadulf and the warrior Enda travel to an abbey in to give
Abbott Nessan a message, they are in for a shock. When the Abbott is suddenly murdered, suspicion falls on Cairenn, a young girl, who runs away. But the trio soon find themselves in a much deeper mystery which may concern a plot to assassinate Fidelma’s brother, the King of Cashel.
Unfortunately, Fidelma is restricted by a geis, an ancient oath, which restricts her ability to ask for help from the other two.
This is an enjoyable mystery with a rather involved plot, engaging characters and vivid descriptions of the Irish landscape.. Fidelma is an interesting and clever character well-versed in Brehon law who usually remains calm in the most extreme circumstances. The other two are also likeable, but a bit irritable in this book because of the geis. I have read many of these books and this trio are like old friends. I will be very sorry to see the series end!
The trio do eat hedgehogs at one stage. I was a bit upset about that!
I received a free copy of this ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.