London, 1465. An alien, foreboding place for fifteen-year-old peasant girl Anne, arriving to work as a servant at the household of a wealthy merchant. Danger and menace lurk around every dark corner, for Anne's rare beauty provokes jealousy, lust and intrigue. As England awakes from the nightmare of the War of the Roses, a charismatic new king is on the throne. Yet peace is fragile - there are those close to the crown with traitorous minds and murderous intentions. Possessing an extraordinary knowledge of herbs and healing, Anne soon finds herself at the dangerous heart of court affairs. However, one man at the palace has less honourable plans for her. As forces stronger than any healing powers take hold, Anne is left trapped in an impossible position - to serve her queen, or fulfil her king's desires?
Posie Graeme Evans is the daughter of a novelist and an RAF fighter pilot. Over the last twenty years she has worked as an editor, director, and producer. She is now head of drama for Channel Nine, Australia's leading television network, and lives in Sydney with her husband, Andrew Blaxland.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (October 1, 2010)
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