A Crowning Mercy (Paperback)
The civil war that is tearing England asunder in the year 1643 has not yet touched Dorcas Slythe, a secretly rebellious young Puritan woman living in the countryside south of London. She aches to escape the safe, pious tyranny of her fatherand the opportunity appears with the arrival of Toby Lazender, dashing scion of a powerful royalist family, who awakens her to her passionate destiny. Her adventure truly begins with the discovery of an intricately wrought gold sealone of four that, when joined, will reveal a great secret. Suddenly grave danger lies before hernot from Cromwell's advancing armies, but from relentless enemies who covet the great treasure to which she now holds the key.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers 1356 and Agincourt; the Richard Sharpe series; and the Saxon Tales, the bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, The Empty Throne, and Warriors of the Storm now the basis for the BBC television series The Last Kingdom.
Susannah Kells is the pen name of Bernard's wife, Judy Cornwell. They live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.