‘So rich in historical details and so beautifully imagined . . . page-turning’ Nicola Cornick, author of The Phantom Tree
Sophie Marshall is finding life difficult at Merlin College, Oxford, among students hostile to a woman in their ranks. So when her husband, Gray, is invited north as a visiting lecturer at the University in Din Edin, they leap at the chance.
But all is not well in the Kingdom of Alba, and unexpected dangers lie ahead. When Gray vanishes without a trace, Sophie knows something sinister has happened, but delving into his disappearance reveals a web of magick and intrigue that threatens the kingdom as a whole.