In a world gone mad, is the Devil′s word the only one you can trust?
A foolish monk stole the devil′s favourite diadem and the devil wants it back.
It is mid-twelfth century Europe and Maeb Langtofte joins an aristocratic household to attend Adelie, the wife of the Earl of Pengraic. The earl is a powerful Lord of the Marches, the dark Welsh borderlands.
Then a plague that has swept Europe overtakes England and as life descends into chaos and civil disorder, Maeb is about to discover that the horrors she survived at Pengraic Castle were but a prelude to the terrifying maelstrom which now envelops her and all of her countryfolk.
Hell has come to desecrate England, and the only thing that can possibly foil its plans are the wits of one lonely, isolated and terrified woman.
Praise for Sara Douglass:
′Douglass excels in panoramic storytelling, combining faithful period detail with compelling characters′ LIBRARY JOURNAL on THE CRIPPLED ANGEL
′this captivating historical fantasy ranks with the best′ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE NAMELESS DAY
′Addictively readable ... a very big, very entertaining book′ THE AGE on GOD′S CONCUBINE
′excellent writing′ BOOKLIST on HADE′S DAUGHTER
′A rich and complex novel full of rich and complex characters′ SF CHRONICLE on GOD′S CONCUBINE