Love, revenge, secrets–and murder–in a medieval kingdom at war.
Forced to flee once more, Janna takes shelter at Wiltune Abbey. She hopes to learn how to read so that she may gain clues to her father’s identity from a letter kept secret by her mother. But even in the house of God there are mysteries to solve. Who is the stranger asking questions about her? Who stabbed the lord Hugh at St Edith’s fair–and was the knife meant for Janna? Who is stealing and destroying Sister Ursel’s illuminated pages depicting the Life of St Edith? And why is someone leaving lilies at the saint’s shrine? The bitter civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda brings the empress to the abbey, and results in a meeting that will change Janna’s life.
Spies, treachery, a dangerously attractive pilgrim and a murder at Stonehenge test Janna’s courage and ingenuity to the limit as she continues the search for her father in the company of pilgrims and jongleurs. She learns the meaning of betrayal, treachery and heartbreak, while her quest brings her ever closer to the royal court and the dangers of the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda.
Janna’s search for her unknown father has brought her to the heart of the royal court of Winchestre, but her purse has been stolen, she has no proof of her identity, she’s working as a drudge in a tavern to support herself, and she can’t choose between the two men who love her. Winchestre is fired in the deadly battle between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, but the true danger to Janna comes from the man sent to silence her forever. A chance meeting brings Janna’s father to the tavern – but when sabotage threatens the tavern’s future, Janna must choose between her duty to save the woman who gave her sanctuary, and her duty to obey her father.
Devil’s Brew is released on the 14th of May.
Janna and her father are finally reconciled, but she realises that she poses a threat to her father’s family when there’s an attempt on her life. Unwilling to name the culprit, but with a secret plan, Janna accompanies her father to Oxeneford where the Empress Matilda is under siege from King Stephen. Janna finally tells her father the truth about her mother’s death, trusting that he will help her bring the murderer to justice. To her dismay, her father asks the king to negotiate a prestigious marriage for her. When the man she truly loves is accused of murder, Janna has one last crime to solve – until the siege of Wiltune turns her life upside down and changes everything.
Day of Judgement is released on the 11t of June.