Friday, January 3, 2014

The Assassin's Wife


Back Cover Blurb

Second Sight is dangerous…Nan's visions of two noble boys imprisoned in a tower frighten her village priest. The penalty for witchcraft is death. Despite his warnings, Nan’s determination to save these boys launches her on a nightmare journey. As fifteenth-century England teeters on the edge of civil war, her talent as a Seer draws powerful, ambitious people around her. Not all of them are honourable.

Twists of fate bring her to a ghost-ridden house in Silver Street where she is entrusted with a secret which could destroy a dynasty. 
Pursued by the unscrupulous Bishop Stillington, she finds refuge with a gypsy wise-woman, until a chance encounter takes her to Middleham Castle. Here she embarks on a passionate affair with Miles Forrest, the Duke of Gloucester’s trusted henchman. But is her lover all he seems?


Review 

The Assassin's Wife is novel based on the true mystery of the missing princes from the Tower of London. The setting is the turbulence of the War of the Roses. Nan is a young woman born with prophetic site. From a young age, she has experienced disturbing dreams pertain to the fight for England’s throne between the houses of York and Lancaster.

But to be clairvoyant in the 15th and 16th centuries is dangerous. Many are put to death for being witches. When she is befriended by gypsies, she learns to hone her gift of sight. When she marries Miles Forest, a shady character who does the Duke of Gloucester’s dirty work, she becomes a Lady-in-Waiting to Lady Anne Neville. What follows is a tension-filled plot as Nan weaves through peril in an attempt to save the young princes.

The novel is wonderful, richly-plotted, and well-written. It has an enchanting, fast-paced story line that definitely held my interest to the end. I look forward to future books by this author. 
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