In the wasteland of thirteenth century Wirral, Wallasey, the old Island of Strangers, was a forgotten corner of a struggling kingdom. Some liked it that way. Safe, out of reach of the King's law. A tough-minded man like Sir Guy of Barndon could run his affairs in any way he chose. If he believed that power was the only law, there was no one to make an effective argument against the proposition. Certainly, it was unlikely that a wandering scribe, who answered to the name of Edward, son of Siward, would be able to refuse to help in the latest of Sir Guy's schemes. But Edward was not what he seemed...
Used availability for John Rankine's The Darkling Plain
October 2003 : UK Paperback
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