The Raven's HeartBook - 2012
"Scotland, 1561, and a ship comes across the North Sea carrying home Mary, the young, charismatic Queen of Scots, returning after 13 years in the French court to wrest back control of her throne. The Blackadder family has long awaited for the Queen's return to bring them justice. Alison Blackadder, disguised as a boy from childhood to protect her from the murderous clan that stole their lands, must learn to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen, building a web of dependence and reward. Just as the Queen can trust nobody, Alison discovers lies, danger, and treachery at every turn. Then, unexpectedly, she finds love. This sweeping, imaginative, and original tale of political intrigue, misplaced loyalty, secret passion, and implacable revenge is based on real characters and events from the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. The Raven's Heart is a breathtaking epic from a bold, fresh new voice"--P.  of cover.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Bywater Books, 2012, c2011
Edition: Bywater Books 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION Blackadder 2012
Characteristics: ii, 461 p. : maps ; 22 cm