(From the publisher):
The year is A.D. 666.
Dispatched to the valley of Gleann Geis as an emissary of her brother, the king of Muman, Sister Fidelma has been charged with a formidable task. She must entreat the chieftain of a Druid clan to allow the construction of a Christian church and school in the region.
But before entering the valley, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf find the slaughtered bodies of thirty-three young men—covered in scars from an ancient pagan ritual. As advocate of the Brehon law courts, Fidelma must learn who or what is behind the shocking massacre—before it threatens the peace of her brother’s kingdom…
Original title: The Valley of the Shadow
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical