The Virgin in the Ice By
The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in Shrewsbury with the most distrubing events. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of threteen and an eighteen-year-old girl of great beauty, and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. But teh trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, have disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside.