Second Sight is
dangerous... Nan's visions of two noble boys imprisoned in a tower
frighten her village priest. The penalty for witchcraft is death.
Despite his warnings, Nan's determination to save these boys launches
her on a nightmare journey. As fifteenth-century England teeters on the
edge of civil war, her talent as a Seer draws powerful, ambitious people
around her. Not all of them are honourable. Twists of fate bring her to
a ghost-ridden house in Silver Street where she is entrusted with a
secret which could destroy a dynasty. Pursued by the unscrupulous Bishop
Stillington, she finds refuge with a gypsy wise-woman, until a chance
encounter takes her to Middleham Castle. Here she embarks on a
passionate affair with Miles Forrest, the Duke of Gloucester's trusted
henchman. But is her lover all he seems?
"The author reveals
through a vivid, gripping narrative the fear, violence and chaos of that
time. Will the assassin's wife have the power to alter the course of
history? Read this book and find out."
".a vivid and visceral
journey into the darkest hearts of men during the Wars of the Roses...
An incredible, unforgettable story, surely made for the screen. Moonyeen
Blakey is a major new talent to watch."
Debut author Moonyeen Blakey is a force to be reckoned with. She has taken a young girl named Nan, someone very likeable, someone that I immedately felt for, and placed her in a dangerous world. A girl with visions, rejected by her own family and the community, with only a priest that listened to her and actually believed what she was saying.
An original story that brought an interesting view of the War of the Roses and the mystery surrounding the Princes in the Tower. I really like a story that does not focus on the main players but with background ones, in this case a fictional one along with main (real) players (Anne Neville being one, I had to read The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory as soon as I finished this book).
Definitely a author that I will be reading more of.
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