In this second book of a series, we learn more of Widge's adventures. Widge is settling down into his role as an apprentice member of the Admiral's Men. Unfortunately, the Black Death is shutting down the London theaters and the players are forced to take to the road. English roads, though, are not a safe place for any traveler and Master Shakespeare soon finds himself with a broken arm as the result of a brawl. Widge is conscripted to be Shakespeare's pen and to write the words as they come to the great playwright.
In addition to learning his roles and playing scribe to the Bard, Widge tries to find out more about his family and fortune brings him into the arms of his father. Unfortunately, his father is a bit of a rapscallion and Widge must choose between divided loyalties--the players who have adopted him and his father by blood.
This report prepared by Bridgette Redman