The Nuns Tale: An Owen Archer Medieval Mystery


Often the trouble with a series. Anyone enjoying Mediaeval mysteries will enjoy this novel, and for Owen Archer fans, it is a must read. I enjoyed this book the most of the Owen Archer series so far. A lot more explanation of historical backstory. Several very surprising character brought in who were real people who might very well,have been involved. Chaucer was educated in law and did espionage to some extent for the king! The wife of another character in this story is the inspiration for his first poem! Read the backgrounds notes,of each of these book.

Fascinating information about the real,people included in the book. Good read Easy to read, good plot line, historians should enjoy. The archer brings a lot to the story as a hero as well as a commentator, Enjoying this series, very much. Apr 27, Laura Tejada rated it it was ok.

Tiresome constantly hearing about Lucie's "condition. Jul 18, Fservin rated it liked it Shelves: I love Candace Robb's books, but this one is not my favorite: May 11, Sara rated it really liked it. I enjoy the Owen Archer series, however as an audio book this was a little harder to follow because of the traveling the main character was doing.

Previous novels were more local This is set in the and the author is trying to bring to life fictional characters while setting them in the middle of real place and real events.

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As a historical mystery it was enjoyable and I will continue to follow Owen Archer. Jul 18, John Lee rated it liked it. I usually laugh it off and counter with , how light my well stocked holiday read bag is, or how I can read in bed at night without having to turn on a light and disturb my wife. Because I use more than one reading app on my tablet, one thing that I do miss is knowing how big my book is. I know how many 'locations' as I believe a 'screenful' of script is called bu " Its not like holding a real book in your hand , is it? I know how many 'locations' as I believe a 'screenful' of script is called but this will vary with the size of print that I have chosen and I know what percentage of the way through I have achieved, but it is difficult to find out just how many actual pages the book had.

This was particularly relevant here. The Nun's Tale has taken me a day short of a month to read - far longer than is my usual. Was that because it wasnt really a page-turner or that my reading sessions were shortened as I became bored - or was it just because the book was much longer than my usual. I fear that it was a bit of all of them.

I like historical novels of this type and I applaud the author for the amout of research that must have gone into its writing. I have read the previous two books in this series and therefore knew the back story , some of the 'stock' characters and something of the historical background from this and my own knowledge - but here the french and spanish connections took me away from my comfort zone.

I enjoyed much of the detail the author includes about life at that period of history but I must confess that, may be due to the time that it took me to read it, I 'lost' many of the characters and as the body count mounted , I had no idea who were the 'goodies' or 'baddies'. Perhaps that was what the author intended but I fear that some of the intended nuances when all was explained were lost on me because of it.

In the story , I think that enough hints were dropped for the reader to guess what lay at the bottom of Dame Joanna's problems.

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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Continuation of the Owen Archer series of medieval English mysteries, in which a young nun apparently returns from. The Nun's Tale by Candace Robb. When a young nun dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of , she is.

I am curious to know if I am the only one to wonder if there was another 'iffy' relationship hinted at, that would have been equally frowned up on by the church. After all of the excitement that our hero has had in this book, I hope that our author will give him a few months off to enjoy a bit of home life with his wife and new daughter - although I expect that paternity leave was unheard of in his day.

Oct 20, Patty rated it really liked it. This is the third of the Owen Archer mysteries and I must admit this one was a bit darker than the first two. Unless there was evil involved. So is this woman the 14th century equivalent of a zombie or is she a touch mad? Owen and his lady wife Lucie This is the third of the Owen Archer mysteries and I must admit this one was a bit darker than the first two. What is her tale. Is she telling the truth or is she trying to cheat someone or something.

As her story unfolds others involved in her tale start turning up…dead. So what started out as only a mystery now has become a murderous problem for Owen. Robb continues the development of her core characters while still giving adequate attention to the new ones that inhabit this mystery.

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Historical figures make appearances in this tale much like the other books as the author likes to tie her fictional figures and stories to real people an events. This was another excellent tale from the talented pen of Candace Robb. This has been my favorite of the three I have read so far.

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I so love having the facts to read to understand the times the fictional folk are wandering through. Feb 09, Donna rated it liked it. A little too romantic for my taste, but there are not many historical mysteries out there. Jul 22, Al Mcphee rated it liked it Shelves: The book is part of a series by Candace Robb that I would characterize as light historical mysteries. Owen Archer, previously a Captain of Archers, but now retired after the loss of the sight of one eye, has been taken on by the Archbishop of York as an investigator and spy.

In this book, he is trying to unravel the case of a runaway nun who is disoriented, may be responsible for some miracles, and could be connected with some murders. The story weaves around to the point of being somewhat confu The book is part of a series by Candace Robb that I would characterize as light historical mysteries. The story weaves around to the point of being somewhat confusing and I found the ending a bit weak.

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Still, it's a fun, fast read and Owen's wife Lucie, an apothecary of the city of York is an interesting character. May 29, Argum rated it really liked it Shelves: Owen Archer is helping to train the archers the Duke of Lancaster needs for a brewing war. A nun has gone missing, died, and returned from the dead. The Archbishop sees a connection and sets Owen to getting to the bottom of what the nun was up to during her 'death' and what she knows about treasonous captains. Lucie meanwhile is pregnant and dismayed that her father is visiting and to make matters more interesting is the only one who can calm the strange nun.

Owen eventually gets the whole story Owen Archer is helping to train the archers the Duke of Lancaster needs for a brewing war. Owen eventually gets the whole story mostly from obscure ramblings from the nun and legwork with his old friends. Like her first 2 books, The Nun's Tale keeps you turning the pages in anticipation! Though each of Ms Robb's book can be a standalone, it helps to read them in order. This one was darker than the first two but nevertheless no less mysterious and anticipatory! I highly recommend it to all, particularly to the historic fiction buffs..

Jul 11, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: The nun in the title of this book is Joanna Calverley, and both Owen Archer and his wife, Mistress Lucie Wilton are drawn into solving the mystery surrounding her sudden reappearance. As always, the plot and story-line are fine, but what makes these books so much fun is the characters especially Owen and Lucie and the historical setting, in this case Sep 13, Sandra Strange rated it liked it Shelves: This series stars an Archer for Edward I and his apothecary wife with great Medieval background and historical detail and a good puzzle mystery to draw in readers.

I enjoyed the human relationships as well as the mystery, this one the mystery of a nun who escaped her monastery only to return obviously sick and beaten and hallucinating. A cameo appearance by Chaucer enhances the tale. Jan 22, Kris rated it liked it Shelves: The book is well written and well researched but it lacks something I can't quite put my finger on.

The characters weren't as engaging as in the first two books and there was never a sense of impending doom. The ending was incredibly anti-climatic and whoever didn't see the big confession coming needs to get out more Dec 14, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Once again, Owen archer gets himself involved in a simple mystery that turns into a not-so-simple mystery with political overtones.

And, much to his annoyance, his wife gets involved as well. This story turned out to be a more bloodthirsty tale than I was expecting, but I still am happy to root for Captain Archer and his friends. Dec 15, Jeanne rated it really liked it. A runaway nun returns. Everyone around her is being killed. Owen to the investigation. There were quite a few twists and turns in this book.

The only pluses were the writing style and the sense of time and place. But the story itself was awful, repetitious, confusing and plodding. Like her first 2 books, The Nun's Tale keeps you turning the pages in anticipation! Though each of Ms Robb's book can be a standalone, it helps to read them in order. This one was darker than the first two but nevertheless no less mysterious and anticipatory! I highly recommend it to all, particularly to the historic fiction buffs.. Owen Archer is helping to train the archers the Duke of Lancaster needs for a brewing war.

A nun has gone missing, died, and returned from the dead. The Archbishop sees a connection and sets Owen to getting to the bottom of what the nun was up to during her 'death' and what she knows about treasonous captains. Lucie meanwhile is pregnant and dismayed that her father is visiting and to make matters more interesting is the only one who can calm the strange nun.

Owen eventually gets the whole story mostly from obscure ramblings from the nun and legwork with his old friends. I have enjoyed the 3 novels I've read in the Owen Archer series, as entertaining glimpses of li. The violence , because eand one deals with murders--is told straight forwardly, without undue blood and gore.

Each deals with sex as a normal part of life,, without being too graphic, except for the incestuous love in "The Nun's Tale". I like the principal characters, and the plots are realistic, although grounded in the history of that era. I will surely read other novels in this series for my own pleasure and leisure. I have just refound the Owen Archer mysteries after a long absence, and I have easily fallen back under their spell as if I had never lost them. Candace Robb is an excellent storyteller, and a great weaver of mysteries.

Her characters are well-fleshed and believable, and her attention to detail is extradinordinary. Actually, I sat down and re-read the first two books in the series before I read the third one because it had been such a long time since I had read them that I didn't really remember the stories.

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I found that I liked the first two books more this time than I did the first time I read them. The Nun's Tale did such a good job of holding my interest, that I could hardly put it down. The history was interesting, and the characters were believable and very strong. This was something I picked up on fairly early in the story. And I also have to say that I didn't really find Dame Joanna to be a very likeable character - and, in many ways, she wasn't suppose to be very likeable.

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