Are the nuns of Brideswand Abbey, in Henry Vlll's time, all they seem ? Or do the locked doors of their chapel hide shameless pagan rituals? Nineteen-year-old Lady Helen Maltby and her steward and lover, John Webb, resent the arrival of Mother Deirdre and her four young nuns, because Helen's dying father's gift to them has split the manor lands in two. Disaster strikes the nuns when Captain Bell seizes the Abbey for the King. Because they will not reveal their secrets, all five die horribly. King Henry's edict gives Bell the Abbey and its lands, and Helen as his unwilling bride. But, aided by a secret initiate into their strange rites - kitchen-maid Jenny - the magic of the dead nuns is still potent. Step by step, Jenny and her ghostly and human allies wreak a terrible and dramatic revenge.
Used availability for Stewart Farrar's Backlash
May 1988 : UK Hardback