I adore the Cadfael TV series with Derek Jacobi, but I'd never read any of the books. It was wonderful to read this one and see just how faithful the show is to the lovable (and sometimes despicable), larger-than-life characters in the book. As always the mystery had me scratching my head up until the final revelation, which is always thrilling. The style is a bit more archaic than I usually read, but it suited the story. Besides, it was actually quite lovely and Peters uses some stunning turns of phrase and metaphor. I can't wait to read the next one.