Published Jan 2010
In the mid-7th century AD the Venerable Dacan a much respected and beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, has been found murdered while on a visit to a remote abbey in the Irish kingdom of Muman. When Dacans foul death is used by a neighbouring kingdom to demand reparation from Muman, bloody war seems imminent. Summoned by Muman’s dying king to investigate, Sister Fidelma is asked to solve the mystery of the brutal killing. Through a haunting, melancholy atmosphere, Sister Fidelma follows a trail that is as suspenseful as it is tortuous, and as complicated as it is surprising.