At the behest of his master, Bishop Henry Beaufort, former criminal Matthew Jankyn is set among the followers of Jeanne d'Arc (the lilies). Charged with discovering whether Jeanne is really a saint, Jankyn must work out how best to ensure that the French war against the British can be foiled. But in spite of his lawless background, Jankyn comes to like Jeanne and to resent being pitted against her. But does Jeanne somehow know more about Jankyn's intentions than she is letting on, and what secrets is she keeping from him?
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Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, developing your plots, and convincingly and imaginatively capturing the voices of the past.
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There is rioting in the streets, cold-blood massacres by extremist political
groups, attempted coups by liberating forces based on the continent.
Mak Seaton is a senior civil servant whose strengths and weaknesses are
bound up in the view that his duty is to the ruling faction.
But when Seaton uncovers evidence of corruption at the highest levels of power,
even his wealth and position cannot protect him from the Triumvirate.