A youth and a Duchess are caught up in a web of royal intrigue the heady days before the Wars of the Roses.
Barnabas, an orphan who lives by his wits, finds he must do the bidding of the vain and ambitious Duchess of Gloucester who seeks out his mistress, Margery Jourdemayne, the Witch of Eye for help in conceiving a child. But the Duchess's enemies are determined to use her actions to bring about her husband's downfall with Barnabas as a hapless victim. Barnabas must do his best to steer a safe path through the dangerous web of intrigue and suspicion that surrounds him or he could face the burning in the flames of a witch's pyre. But with Eleanor's ambition her follies may prove her undoing and Barnabas could become just another victim of her actions.
A richly drawn historical adventure filled with intrigue and suspense worthy of fans of Dorothy Dunnett and Phillippa Gregory
"Fast-paced and moving, 'The Imp of Eye' is the memorable story of real events told in the distinctive voice of a unique and loveable character." – Karen Charlton, author of The Detective Lavender Mysteries
"A jewel of a story, set among the royal courts and the dark alleys of medieval London, where intrigue, betrayal and witchcraft are woven into a poisoned web to trap the innocent. The characters are so compelling that I was struggling to breathe as the net tightened around them. This is story-telling at its best."- Karen Maitland, author of 'The Plague Charmer' and other medieval tales
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If you love renaissance history and are looking for a history based read, this is the book for you. It reminds me of the Philippa Gregory books. I am quickly going to download the next in the series in the free prequel to this book. So excited to continue the story And you can't beat a free book.