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A rustic at battle
A king beheaded
A girl with a harmful secret
On Midsummer’s Eve, Alinor waits within the church graveyard, hoping to come across the ghost of her lacking husband and thus verify his dying. Till she will, she is neither maiden nor spouse nor widow, residing in a dangerous limbo. As an alternative she meets James, a younger man on the run. She exhibits him the key methods throughout the treacherous marshy panorama of the Tidelands, not figuring out she is main a spy and an enemy into her life.
England is within the grip of a bloody civil battle that reaches into essentially the most distant elements of the dominion. Alinor’s suspicious neighbors are watching one another for any signal that somebody could be disloyal to the brand new parliament, and Alinor’s ambition and willpower mark her as a girl who doesn’t comply with the principles. They’ve at all times whispered in regards to the sinister energy of Alinor’s magnificence, however the secrets and techniques they don’t learn about her and James are way more damning. That is the time of witch-mania, and if the villagers uncover the reality, they might take issues into their very own fingers.
“That is Gregory par excellence” (Kirkus Critiques). “Followers of Gregory’s works and of historicals generally will delight on this page-turning story” (Library Journal, starred evaluate) that’s “very good… A searing portrait of a girl that resonates throughout the ages” (Individuals).