Brother Athelstan - Book Series In OrderThen his brother was killed "and I had aged a hundred years". His parents never recovered from the shock, and Athelstan rejoined his Order. It became part of his penance that he was sent to the deprived parish of St Erconwald's in Southwark in London, where he also had to act as secretarius assistant to the coroner, the fat and bibulous Sir John Cranston. He is described by an under-sheriff as "the slim, olive-skinned Dominican monk, with his jet-black hair and the smiling eyes that belied a sharp intelligence and ready wit ". But he can also have "gentle eyes full of concern". He is described by one of his parishioners as "a good man.
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Brother Athelstan is the main protagonist in the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, a series of fictional historical mysteries by the award winning English author, Paul C. We first meet Brother Athelstan in The Nightingale Gallery, the first book in the series published in However, he had been intended for a religious life from early on. As such, he received a clerical education both at the Blackfriars priory in London and at the Exeter Hall in Essex. However, he abandoned the novitiate and, alongside his brother, joined a band of soldiers setting off for France in search of glory and honor as well as booty. Brother Athelstan is sold onto the myth of chivalry and bravery and thinks all he needs is a steed and armor to achieve the transformation.
The title character is a Dominican friar and priest to St. The novels are set in London during the late 14th century during the reign of Richard II. The series is currently ongoing. This leaves the crown to Richard II, while nobles gather around waiting to grab the throne for themselves. During this time of turmoil, a merchant prince is found murdered and Coroner Sir John Cranston and Dominican monk Brother Athelstan must investigate the murder. Shop Worldwide: Amazon. Hoping to stumble upon a new author or series?
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