In 13th century England France Alais embarks on a dangerous journey to collect secret documents for her stepmother Queen Eleanor of England the Duchess of Aquitaine. Immediately in the prologue we read about Alais's frightening capture. The chapters following reveal how she arrived to that awful situation. Author Judith Koll Healey weaves a thrilling story rich with medieval details that kept me racing toward the conclusion to discover Alais's ultimate fate. Check the catalog for availability.