By Sara Douglass
Bestselling writer Sara Douglass--acclaimed author of the Axis and Wayfarer Redemption trilogies--invites you to go to a twelfth-century England similar to our own--except this England is a rustic close to demonic catastrophe and its basically desire might lie with a tender noblewoman
The Devil's Diadem
Maeb Langtofte is fortunate, she is aware, to have received a place within the loved ones of the Earl of Pengraic--one of the main robust males in England, a guy whose holdings rival even King Edmond's. She is fortunate that his spouse, Adelie, whom Maeb serves, is a type, pious girl (in distinction to the Earl, whom Maeb unearths darkish and secretive). but if be aware arrives plague is sweeping via Europe like a human wildfire, every person within the Earl's family is wear side. it's whispered that sufferers of this plague are spontaneously engulfed in flames--as if the flames of Hell had without warning leapt as much as declare them. it's also whispered that the satan himself is to blame.
As the affliction spreads into England, so too does civil unrest. King Edmond calls his lords and their armies to come to London, and the Earl obeys, leaving Maeb and his relatives to fend for themselves. however it seems that the Earl has been hiding excess of uncomplicated country secrets and techniques, and that his kinfolk, left on my own, is vulnerable to wasting not just their lives but in addition their souls. To her horror, Maeb will research that, certainly, the satan himself can have arrived on her doorstep. And worse, what he calls for could, in reality, be operating via her very veins.