By Philippa Gregory
Dark myths, medieval secrets and techniques, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this primary in a four-book teenager sequence from the number one bestselling writer of The different Boleyn Girl.
The 12 months is 1453 and all symptoms aspect to it being the top of the realm. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, good-looking seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited via a mysterious stranger to checklist the top of instances throughout Europe. Commanded by way of sealed orders, Luca is shipped to map the fears of Christendom and shuttle to the very frontier of fine and evil.
Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a girl Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to avoid her from claiming her wealthy inheritance. because the nuns in her care are pushed mad by way of unusual visions, strolling of their sleep, and exhibiting bleeding wounds, Luca is distributed to enquire and pushed to accuse her.
Forced to stand the best fears of the darkish ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a look for fact, their very own destinies, or even love as they take the unknown how you can the genuine historic determine who defends the limits of Christendom and holds the secrets and techniques of the Order of Darkness.