By Candace Robb
As the fourteenth century involves a detailed, York seethes close to civil war—and younger widow Kate Clifford, suffering to maintain her companies afloat, realizes that her mom is harboring a deadly secret…
1399. York is getting ready for civil battle, teeming with knights and their armed retainers summoned for the city’s security. Henry of Lancaster is rumored to have landed at the northeast coast of britain, now not to this point from York, rationale on reclaiming his inheritance—an inheritance which his cousin, King Richard, has declared forfeit.
With town unsettled and rife with rumors, Eleanor Clifford’s abrupt go back to York upon the mysterious demise of her husband in Strasbourg is met with suspicion within the urban. Her daughter Kate is set to maintain her distance, however it usually are not easy—Eleanor has settled round the corner with the goal of building a home of beguines, or terrible sisters. whilst one of many beguines is determined upon within the evening via an outsider, Kate is familiar with that for the sake of her personal attractiveness and the security of her younger wards she needs to investigate.
From the 1st, Eleanor is obviously apprehensive but keeps a obdurate silence. The brutal homicide of 1 of Eleanor’s servants leads Kate to suspect that her mother’s issues have her from Strasbourg. Is she secretly enthusiastic about the political upheaval? whilst one in all her wards is anxious by means of a too-curious stranger, Kate is eager to draw her mom out of her silence earlier than tragedy moves her personal household.
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