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It is the spring of 1297, and young wife Margaret Kerr is desperately afraid. With English soldiers patrolling the streets, it is no place for a woman alone. Margaret's mission is frowned upon, her arrival at her uncle's tavern unwelcome. And when she starts to ask questions she finds a city rife with closely guarded secrets and dangerous loyalties. Soon violence erupts outside the tavern and there is murder on their doorstep. Margaret discovers how little she had known either of Roger or Jack...

©2000 Candace Robb (P)2009 Random House Audio

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Dull dull dull

Have no idea whether it's the gruellingy droning narrator or the seemingly endless bang your head against a wall tedium of the story but I couldn't even finish it... dreadful book

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Better than the Owen Archer series.

The narration's good, in a pleasant light Scots accent, and if the main character's female, I do prefer a woman to read. It's easier to take to Margaret Kerr than Owen Archer (mercenaries aren't terribly attractive!) and even if you don't know who actually is a "goodie", it's clear and invariable that the real big "baddies" are Longshanks and his supporters. Needless to say, the Scoto-Norman nobility are as devious and self serving as their Anglo counterparts, although I may be over cautious in considering everyone with a Norman name (Sinclair, for example) as suspect. It works for Bruce, of course, but you knew that....

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