Sharon Kay Penman has lived in England and Wales and currently resides in New Jersey. She is the author of six other novels: "Falls the Shadow," "Here Be Dragons," "The Reckoning," "The Sunne in Splendour," "When Christ and His Saints Slept," and the first Justin de Quincy adventure: "The Queen s Man.""
[Sharon Kay] Penman does a remarkable job of depicting passionate, dramatic characters and the perilous times in which they live. For those who like their historical fiction as complex and tightly woven as a medieval tapestry, this book cannot fail to please. "Library Journal, "starred review Teeming with characters and authentic period detail, the novel is part splendid pageant and part history lecture. "Booklist " Penman writes about the medieval world and its people with vigor, compassion and clarity. "San Francisco Chronicle" A story so immediate and real that you ll feel like you ve lived it. "Historical Novels Review""