The Wars of the Roses were over, but for Henry Tallboys the battle for survival went on. Scratchign a livign from the meagre soil of Knight’s Acre was no easy task, but that wasn’t Henry’s only worry – there was also Joann’s future to settle. Even at the age of eleven Joanna seemed destined to fetch a handsome price in the marriage market; yet a mysterious bond seemed to unite her with Henry, a bond more close than either of them could have known…Already the village gossips were feasting on events at Knight’s Acre, and Henry knew he had to tread carefully. Ignorance and superstition could all too easily flare up into the terrors of a merciless witch hunt.
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