Helene de Laurant has not forgotten how the Earl of Gunthar destroyed her father's castle during Henry II's war with his sons. Apparently neither have her family and friends, for when someone tries to murder Gunthar, every sign points in their direction. Helene realizes the only way to prove her loved ones' innocence is by exposing the true assassin. As Helene and Gunthar spar over the identity of the traitor, fierce determination gives way to mutual attraction. Helene must race against time, and dark secrets of the past, to unmask the would-be killer before the kingdom plunges back into war and takes the life of the man she has unexpectedly learned to love."
- Paperback | 340 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.56mm | 580.6g
- 31 Jan 2014
- Sable Tyger Books
- Illustrations, black and white
About Joyce Dipastena
Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel...set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his "Angevin Empire" in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty's Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist). When she's not writing, Joyce loves to read, play the piano, and spend time with her sister and friends. A highlight of her year is attending the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival . Joyce is a multi-published, multi-award winning author who specializes in sweet medieval romances heavily spiced with mystery and adventure. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.