Tyrant of the Mind

Tyrant of the Mind A nun and a monk defy death and dishonor at her family s Welsh fortress In the winter of Death stalks the corridors of Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border When the Grim Reaper touches the belo

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  • Title: Tyrant of the Mind
  • Author: Priscilla Royal
  • ISBN: 9781615951833
  • Page: 263
  • Format: ebook
  • A nun and a monk defy death and dishonor at her family s Welsh fortress In the winter of 1271, Death stalks the corridors of Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border When the Grim Reaper touches the beloved grandson of the castle lord, Baron Adam sends for his daughter, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal, and her sub infirmarian, Sister Anne, to save the child with prayers and heA nun and a monk defy death and dishonor at her family s Welsh fortress In the winter of 1271, Death stalks the corridors of Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border When the Grim Reaper touches the beloved grandson of the castle lord, Baron Adam sends for his daughter, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal, and her sub infirmarian, Sister Anne, to save the child with prayers and healing talents Escorting them to the remote fortress is Brother Thomas, an unwilling monk fighting his private demons Death may be denied once in his quest for souls but never twice Soon after the trio arrives, an important guest is murdered The prioress s brother, bloody dagger in hand, stands over the corpse All others may believe in his guilt, but Eleanor is convinced her brother is innocent Outside her priory, in a world of armed men, Eleanor may have little authority, but she is determined to untangle the Gordian knot of thwarted passions and old resentments even if it means defying her father, a man with whom she longs to make peace As passions rise with the winter wind and time runs short, Eleanor, Anne and Thomas struggle to find the real killer.

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    1. I adored Priscilla Royal's first Medieval Mystery, Wine of Violence. The multifaceted creation of Prioress Eleanor and the monk, Thomas, was captivating and well written. Therefore, I was all the more disappointed when this installment fell flat.In Tyrant of the Mind, Eleanor and Thomas are back, but are far from their abbey. Travelling to Eleanor's ancestral home to care for her ill nephew, they find themselves once again in the center of a murder investigation. Since death follows these two li [...]

    2. Prioress Eleanor, Brother Thomas and Sister Anne travel to Eleanor's childhood home to care for her sick nephew. Her brother is supposed to become betrothed to her childhood friend Juliana, who refuses, as she wants a religious life. Juliana's obnoxious brother is killed and Eleanor's brother is the main suspect. Naturally everything works out OK. The best part was being introduced to one of the most interesting continuing characters. I've read three of the books in this series and I still can't [...]

    3. As much as the first book in this series was interesting, the second one really didn't impress me at all. I didn't take to the story, found it slow going and all in all just didn't enjoy the parts I read.Don't know if this is a one-off or I ended up not being in the mood for it, but at the moment, I think I'll wait to read the other 2 books I have by this author in the hopes that those will be a good read.

    4. I enjoyed it. Perhaps because I haven't read many of the other historical/clerical mysteries that other reviewers have and seem to compare this series against? I didn't think it was overly boring. It's not a WOW! sort of book, but I felt for what it was, it presented fine enough. I also find Thomas to be an interesting character and look forward to seeing how he progresses in his life as a monk, with his past and other issues. I also learned some things about Medieval life and their thought/beli [...]

    5. I enjoy the variety of characters & of issues explored. It's a light, easy book, but it's got an Author's Note & a Bibliography -- Gotta love that! Royal makes the characters real (as in familiar, recognizable) without taking them out of the time period.

    6. Disappointing after the first book in this series. Too many murders/attempted murders and too much focus on sexual interests.

    7. I liked the story, but the infodumping dialogue was just agonizing. People literally saying, "As you know, the common wisdom of our time holds that" OMG.

    8. Great bookReally enjoy reading this author's books. Look forward to tackling the next one. Holds one's interest until the end with some spice thrown into it.

    9. Priscilla Royal may be a new favourite author.This is second in a currently 9-book series that features the clever, young Prioress Eleanor of Wynethorpe, and dubious new priest, Thomas who was given the choice of burning or God after being accused of the crime of Sodomy. His betrayer was the very man he had begun to develop feelings for. Oh, did I mention that Eleanor is falling in love with Thomas?This story takes place in Castle Wynethorpe, the seat of Prioress Eleanor's childhood home. A murd [...]

    10. A nun and a monk defy death and dishonor at her family's Welsh fortressIn the winter of 1271, Death stalks the corridors of Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border. When the Grim Reaper touches the beloved grandson of the castlelord, Baron Adam sends for his daughter, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal, and her sub-infirmarian, Sister Anne, to save the child with prayers and healing talents.Escorting them to the remote fortress is Brother Thomas, an unwilling monk fighting his private demons.Death may be [...]

    11. This is the second book in the series and it was not nearly as good as the first book. This book follows Prioress Eleanor, Brother Thomas and Sister Anne to Eleanor's castle home to care for her sick nephew. Another wealthy, titled family is visiting the castle as they try to figure out a deal for Eleanor's brother to marry the family's daughter when several murders occur. The problem with this book is that it's dense, hard to read and the characters all seem so bitter, angry and miserable that [...]

    12. Glad to pick up Priscilla Royal's second medieval mystery, Tyrant of the Mind, through interlibrary loan at the Ashland Public Library. How cleverly Royal positions this series in a hospital priory on the route to Newcastle - there's always going to be wonderful material for a murder, and mystery. This one though is set in Wynethorpe Castle, Prioress Eleanor's ancestral home, and the family seat. She and Sister Anne are called home care for an ailing child, where they find love, hatred and betra [...]

    13. Janet, Page patron, June 2016, 4 stars:Tyrant of the Mind is the second book in Royal's Medieval Mystery Series. In this book the Abbess returns home to tend to a sick nephew only to become embroiled in the mysterious murder of a childhood friend. As the investigation goes on more questions than answer arise along with the body count. The author explores the changes in relationships as characters age from childhood to adulthood during the investigation. Royal does a great job of concealing the i [...]

    14. 3 and 1/2 stars Prioress Eleanor wasn't in this book as much as the last, but Brother Thomas was and I have become very fond of him. The only issue I seem to have with this book is that the actual solving of the mystery didn't do much for me. It wasn't poorly written by any stretch, it just didn't feel satisfying to me. But I enjoyed the rest of the book, and am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series!

    15. I am slowly warming to this series. It does not have the winning characters of Ellis Peters' Cadfael books. Tyrant of the Mind draws one in to the setting and characterizations. The mystery itself was not as compelling. That works for me as I'm more interested in the atmospherics and relationships than the puzzle. This was a nice, diverting read.

    16. As usual, a challenging and entertaining mystery for Eleanor and Thomas to solve with Anne's able help. Getting to meet Eleanor's family and to learn more about Thomas and how he copes with the restrictions of his life are always welcome. love these characters. Royal's historical notes are worth the read all by themselves. She's a great myth buster.

    17. Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas are called to solve a murder in Eleanor's birthplace. The accused - her brother. The historical references and particularly the attitudes about women and their place in society are very interesting to read. Eleanor is a strong personality and lends believability to the story. At just over 200 pages, these novels are good, quick reads.

    18. Another medieval mystery(of which I am particularly fond) Not as good as her first Wine of Violence, but still good. The story continues as Eleanor, the prioress of a convent in northern England is summoned home to attend a gravely ill relatived the murders start from therehee hee.

    19. I kept reading to find out the twist. I was sure there was some secret behind the rather histronic behaviours of the main characters, as their stated reasons seemed so implausible, but nope - pretty much what you see is what you get.

    20. Slow and confusingI love the prose of this book, but the story was difficult to get into. The characters' motives are vague and the red herring at the beginning confused the plot more than added to the mystery.

    21. great sense of the times and how people thought, not modern people put in a historic setting like many books are

    22. Not as good as the first in the series - a little wordy at spots - but still a fascinating look into the social and religious thought of the time, with a mystery thrown in as well.

    23. Medieval politics on a local level result in murder and are solved by the Prioress of Tyndale and her two friends.

    24. I enjoyed the 2nd in the series with Prioress Eleanor, Sister Anne & Brother Thomas going back to Eleanor's home to help her sick nephew.

    25. 1271 in Wales. Jealousy, greed, murder. Not much has changed. Like characters. Interesting situation with Prioress Eleanor of Tyndall a woman in power position back in the day. Good read.

    26. A nicely written historical mystery set during the final years of King Henry III's reign. The plot kept me guessing and I enjoyed learning more about all the lead characters.

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