This is the first historical I have read from Ms. Jackson. Its a medieval tale set in Wales during 1283. Classic tale about a brother set on revenge and uses his sister as bait. It begins fast-paced and soars through, never letting up, always interesting, but it seems to end abruptly. I wasn't ready for the ending so soon when it seemed like some of the major conflicts were yet to be resolved.
I was a bit disappointed. I was disappointed mainly because the entire book was set on betrayal and backstabbing and who was backstabbing whom. Questions were continuously raised throughout the novel about who has caused the mess and continued to be the Judas. But when we get to the crucial section of the person or persons responsible, we are left wondering if we missed something important because I was never satisfied with the answers. It doesn't make much sense. The reasons aren't clear. Some of the character development seems choppy and a few characters we never get to know too well.
In all, if you have this bit of info, just sit back and enjoy a fast-paced read that is entertaining and spans a total of 3 days with loads of action.
Lady Apryll is forced to help her brother scheme Lord Devlynn of Black Thorn to get what theirs at one time by using her mother's wedding gown and appearing as if out of nowhere at his castle during revels.
What begins as a simple distraction to steal jewels, turns into a nightmare of gigantic proportions. Apryll's brother has more on his mind than jewels, he wants the Baron's son as a hostage.
Now Apryll must flee before she is drawn and quartered for her deceit and find out why her brother lied. If she gets out alive that is.
Devlynn's plan to punish the witch who duped him and took his only son finds his heart isnt into it and has a hard time taking her in hand when she seems to be telling him the truth about her brother's deception.
Can she persuade him to trust her when all she's done is lie thus far? Will her brother destroy the fragile hold she has left on her life if he harms the Baron's son? Who helped her brother in the castle and who is still healing him and his men?
Many betrayals and backstabbers among Devlynn cause him to question everything and everyone. Who would hate him so much that he or she would help her brother to do this???