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The sixth novel in the compelling Owen Archer Series

Through the wet spring of 1369 a pilgrimage wends its way to the sacred city of St David's. Owen Archer, ex-soldier and sometime spy, accompanies the party to recruit archers for the Duke of Lancaster, who prepares to fight the French. But he and Geoffrey Chaucer have another, covert, mission: to ascertain whether the Duke's steward at Cydweli is betraying him to Welsh rebels.

Trouble precedes them: a body in the Duke's livery is left at the city gates. And when Owen rides on to Cydweli he finds the household of the steward and his beautiful young wife rocked by the theft of money from the exchequer and riven by tension, culminating in another violent attack. He must work fast to investigate charges of treachery, infidelity and murder if he is to prevent further deaths.

Political skullduggery, passion and ambition clash in this intriguing, evocative and compelling novel which vividly conjures up the medieval world.

Reviews

This compelling historical mystery lives up to the standard set by the master medievalist Ellis Peters

Booklist

Robb deftly interweaves a complex story of love, passion and murder into the troubled and tangled fabric of Welsh history, fashioning a rich and satisfying novel

Publishers Weekly

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099441441

    November 2, 2001

    Arrow

    400 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781446440810

    January 11, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    400 pages

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Also by Candace Robb

A Trust Betrayed
A Vigil of Spies
The Guilt of Innocents
A Cruel Courtship
The Fire In The Flint
The Cross Legged Knight
The Apothecary Rose
King's Bishop
The Nun's Tale
The Riddle Of St Leonard's
The Lady Chapel
A Spy For The Redeemer

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