Little bit of Cadfael love for you, Tumblr. These books were my gateway drug to harder historical lit. He was a crusader! Now he’s a monk! He fights crime! (with a foxy Sherriff best pal). 12th century shenanigans, gross murders in a sleepy abbey, and there was a TV series. Bliss.
Summary: Cadfael takes up a new responsibility, which may not be so much different from the first.
This is a beautiful little fic that not only captures the relationship between Hugh and Brother Cadfael but also manages to echo the magical beauty of Ellis Peters’ style. When I read it, it was like visiting an old friend or settling down in a familiar, cozy room.