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The Chains of Fate

(The second book in the Heron Quartet series)
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Aged ten, Thomazin Heron's father died.

Sent to live with Sir Simon Heron, she fell in love with his son, Francis.

Years later, after learning of Francis's death, Thomazin is married to her cousin Sir Dominic Drakelon, a union that was already decided when she was a small child.

Thomazin knows she could never love her husband, but what other choice does she have with Francis dead?

But soon fate intervenes and the truth reaches her... that Francis is alive.

Leaving her newborn baby and her husband to find the man she loves, Thomazin sets out to find Francis, certain of their enduring love.

With her best friend, Grainne Sewell, in tow, along with Grainne's children, Thomazin sets off on her journey, a journey fraught with danger and natural setbacks.

A journey that would take weeks before they reached their destination.

With injuries sustained along the way, their arrival in Catholm, Scotland is severely delayed, but soon Thomazin finds the man she loves, at the price of deserting her own child.

Before long, she finds herself losing Francis again to the urgent demands of Montrose's cause in Scotland.

Time and again, the chains of fate try to tear Thomazine and Francis apart, through siege and battle, through the evil designs of men, yet one day, some day, the chains of love must prove stronger...

The Chains of Fate is a heart wrenching tale of enduring love, loyalty and betrayal.

Praise for Pamela Belle

'A gifted storyteller... who can conjure up a period of history so that we can smell, hear and see it' - Sarah Harrison, author of The Flowers of the Field

"A lovely warm tapestry of a book, weaving together suspense and drama with a bittersweet love story and a richly detailed account of life in an English Manor House during the Civil War. Pamela Belle's best book so far" - Rosemary Sutcliff

'An outstanding historical novelist, Belle now adds another volume to her impressively researched and crafted series set during the English Civil Wars.' - Publishers Weekly

Pamela Belle
was born and raised in Suffolk, the daughter of a local prep school headmaster. She went to the University of Sussex, and taught in Hertfordshire. The Chains of Fate is her second book, and the sequel to her first, The Moon in the Water , also published by Pan. Belle also writes contemporary fiction as Alice Marlow.


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Hardback Editions

April 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: The Chains of Fate
Author(s): Pamela Belle
ISBN: 0-7278-4057-6 / 978-0-7278-4057-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 1987 : UK Paperback

Title: The Chains Of Fate (A Format)
Author(s): Pamela Belle
ISBN: 0-330-29735-X / 978-0-330-29735-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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December 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Chains Of Fate
Author(s): Pamela Belle
ISBN: 0-425-09218-6 / 978-0-425-09218-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: The Chains Of Fate
Author(s): Pamela Belle
ISBN: 0-330-28208-5 / 978-0-330-28208-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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September 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: The Chains of Fate (Berkley Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Pamela Belle
ISBN: 0-425-07367-X / 978-0-425-07367-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
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January 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: Chains of Fate
Author(s): pamela Belle
ISBN: 1-55836-000-X / 978-1-55836-000-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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