By Candace Robb
As the fourteenth century involves a detailed, York seethes on the point of 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 safeguard. Henry of Lancaster is rumored to have landed at the northeast coast of britain, now not to date from York, rationale on reclaiming his inheritance—an inheritance which his cousin, King Richard, has declared forfeit.
With the town unsettled and rife with rumors, Eleanor Clifford’s abrupt go back to York upon the mysterious loss of life of her husband in Strasbourg is met with suspicion within the urban. Her daughter Kate is decided to maintain her distance, however it are not easy—Eleanor has settled round the corner with the purpose of building a home of beguines, or terrible sisters. whilst one of many beguines is decided upon within the evening by means of an interloper, Kate understands that for the sake of her personal recognition and the protection of her younger wards she needs to investigate.
From the 1st, Eleanor is obviously worried but continues 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 all for the political upheaval? while one in every of her wards is anxious through a too-curious stranger, Kate is desirous to draw her mom out of her silence earlier than tragedy moves her personal household.
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