1431 is a dangerous time for a woman to be defiant.
Whispers are rippling through the Court: the houses of York and Windsor are at each other’s throats. The young King Henry VI is losing his grip on sanity while enemies plot to manipulate the weak king.
In darker quarters, plans to assassinate Cecily’s husband, the heir to the throne, take root. In a world built for men, Cecily will have to use her wit to move the wheels of fortune, if she dares. But will her ambition drive her to treason?
Cecily will plunge you into the exhilarating, bloody first days of the Wars of the Roses, a war as women fight it.