- By Charles Barnitz

The Peace Weaver

  • Title: The Peace Weaver
  • Author: Charles Barnitz
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Peace Weaver The Peace Weaver is a collection of three stories set in the former Celtic kingdom of Elmet in the latter part of the th century They concern incidents in the career of Hring assistant to the advoca

    The Peace Weaver is a collection of three stories set in the former Celtic kingdom of Elmet in the latter part of the 8th century They concern incidents in the career of Hring, assistant to the advocate Sentwine in the gem t courts of Elmet The first story, Fri o webba, is from the early part of Hring s tenure as assistant advocate, and centers on an assignment to escoThe Peace Weaver is a collection of three stories set in the former Celtic kingdom of Elmet in the latter part of the 8th century They concern incidents in the career of Hring, assistant to the advocate Sentwine in the gem t courts of Elmet The first story, Fri o webba, is from the early part of Hring s tenure as assistant advocate, and centers on an assignment to escort a young woman who has volunteered to become a peace weaver between two feuding kindreds to her wedding and her new home The second story, The Bean Spoon, happens two years later and involves the investigation of an apparent suicide The final story, Village Geometry, takes place toward the end of Hring s tenure as assistant advocate, when he is accompanying the commissioners who are taking the census for the Tribal Hidage for Offa of Mercia.These stories are snapshots of Hring s growth and increasing self assurance in his position as he prepares to assume the advocacy of two hundreds in Elmet following a judicial redistricting Three little tales of Dark Age Noir in the age of Charlemagne and a fictional imagining of how justice might have worked in the middle years of the Anglo Saxon period.

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    1. Three stories set in 8th century England (although, the area wasn't called England yet) but told in the style of a modern novel. The description calls the stories Dark Age Noir which is apt. The stories are interesting with the only criticism being that the modern style takes a little away from the setting.

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