Narrated By: Diana Bishop
Duration: 10 hours and 49 minutes
What to expect
Brought to you by Penguin.
Adelia Aguilar is to accompany 10-year-old Princess Joanna on her thousand-mile journey to marry the King of Sicily. They must take with them the legendary sword Excalibur.
And so Adelia sets sail with the golden princess and her lavish procession of nobles, musicians, servants, laundresses, grooms, luggage and treasure. But when members of the procession begin to die and it looks as though Adelia is to blame, there are dangerous accusations of witchcraft.
Meanwhile one traveller, armed with a brilliant disguise and a personal vendetta, has been watching Adelia all too closely. He wants Adelia dead . . . but he wants her to suffer first.
Crime & mystery fiction
Listen to a sample
An excellent medieval mystery, full of colour and tension
Few historical novelists make their oddly clad characters, from monarchs to wattle-and-daubers, seem so much like real people
I'd like to crown Ariana Franklin Queen of the Historical Mystery!
Franklin is one of the very best creators of medieval whodunits writing today