We flattened the market by producing 7 billion of us. Most of those who are able to dream imagine very simple matters. And those who dream high hardly will ever get a chance to follow their dreams. Life introduces its rules to all of us. And since we do not dare to create the rules ourselves, we have to accept the existing rules.
They say: don’t try to meet somebody, better become somebody. They say: don’t believe your past, believe your future. They say: it is important where you finish, not where you start. But it is also important where you have been on the way.
Naturally, people have a remarkable ability to make even simple things complicated. And then they do their best to fight hard and overcome it. To overcome what they invented themselves. Then they suffer. Suffer badly. Then they complain how badly they suffer. Then they give birth to the new unhappy creatures and raise them according to what this civilization requires.
Wherever I have been, - and that’s quite some places, I did not find anything significant. They want your money, your body, your will... - But what were your expectations? - Eternity.
"Sanctuary! In God's name you must give it!"
A dark lady rides back into the life of Dame Frevisse, bearing with her two small boys haunted by the touch of death and scandal. Nine men lie dead on the road behind them, victims of the grim fate which relentlessly pursues them. Some seek to turn them away, but when they request sanctuary Frevisse is bound by her holy oaths to grant it.
But in welcoming them within the walls of St. Frideswide, has Dame Frevisse allowed death to stalk the nunnery's halls? When she begins to untangle the mystery of these strange guests, the truth she discovers may be enough to doom them all. Forced to keep secrets better left untold even from the nuns of her own order, Frevisse is caught in a crucible between faith and duty.
To learn the boy's name is to be drawn into a conspiracy of shame. To hear the boy's tale is to face death.
PRAISE FOR THE BOY'S TALE
"Frazer's writing is both erudite and vivid, and she has the ability to bring characters to life within a strong, clear story." - The Drood Review of Mystery
"Seeing events through the eyes of small children not understanding royal politics was an especially pleasing part of experiencing this story." - Books 'n Bytes
"Frazer starts to glow. Each action is a natural progression. Each character has wants, needs, and desires. The mystery is engaging. It brought tears to my eyes." - Epinions.com
"This fast-paced historical mystery comes complete with a surprise ending - one that will hopefully lead to another Tale of mystery and intrigue." - Affaire de Coeur
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES
"This series is full of the richness of the fifteenth century, handled with the care it deserves. Margaret Frazer's tales are charmingly and intelligently contrived." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Accurate period detail, adroit characterization, and lively dialogue add to the pleasure." - Publishers Weekly
"Sister Frevisse is a stalwart, appealing sleuth." - Mostly Murder
"Truly shocking scenes and psychological twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer uses her extensive knowledge of the period to create an unusual plot ... appealing characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times
Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.