Jesse Marley calls herself a realist, but all her certainties are blown aside by events she can’t control. First she finds out she’s adopted – and then she’s run down by a motorbike.
In a London hospital, unable to speak, she begins to draw. From her fingers flow images of places she’s never been, people from another time – a castle, a man in armour. And a woman’s face.
Rory Brandon, Jesse’s neurologist, is intrigued – and shocked. He knows the castle. He’s been there.
Rory takes Jesse to Hundredfield, a thousand-year-old stronghold in the Scottish Borderlands, passed down within the noble Dieudonné family. In the savagery of the fourteenth century, the family are trapped by duty to keep the peace between England and Scotland.
But Jesse carries ancient knowledge that Hundredfield unlocks – and its history of dark and light, of battles, and sorrow and love, will show Jesse her true lineage.
Posie Graeme-Evans is the internationally bestselling author of five novels, including The Island House and The Dressmaker. She has worked in Australian film and television for the last thirty years as a director, commissioning executive and creator/producer of hundreds of hours of drama and children’s series, including the worldwide smash hit McLeod’s Daughters and Daytime Emmy nominated Hi-5. She lives in Tasmania with her husband and creative partner, Andrew Blaxland. Visit her website at PosieGraemeEvans.com.
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