The brand-new, gripping historical novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay!
‘Warmth, depth, mystery, magic and the supernatural … such a beautiful book!’ bestselling author Santa Montefiore
‘A dazzling roller-coaster of a book that will thrill, enchant and intrigue those who love history and the supernatural’ bestselling author Alison Weir
A love story that will echo through the centuries
A couple torn apart…
The year is 775AD, and the Saxon King Offa rules with cold ambition. His daughter, Eadburh, destined for an arranged marriage, is devastated when her true love is torn from her. Angry and passionate, she rebels – and her defiance may lead to war.
A past that will not stay buried
Centuries later, unsettling visions disturb a cottage hidden amongst the Welsh hills, and Bea begins to have haunting nightmares. The past is calling – and Eadburh is trying to exact her revenge. As dreams and reality weave closer together, will Bea have the strength to resist the secrets of the Saxons?
The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a spellbinding tale of secrets, magic and the dangerous power of true love…
‘So atmospheric and suspenseful, full of myth and magic and hauntings’ bestselling author Rachel Hore
‘Mysterious and haunting – a richly woven tapestry of history and intrigue’ bestselling author Fiona Valpy
‘If you like brilliantly written history tinged with magic and ghosts, you'll love this’ bestselling author Peter James
About the author
Barbara Erskine is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. Her first book, Lady of Hay, has sold more than three million copies worldwide and has never been out of print since it was first published thirty years ago. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and are international bestsellers. Barbara lives near Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh borders.
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