R. Garcia Y. Robertson
Forge, Oct 2004, 24.95, 400 pp.
In the present Lady Robyn Stafford visits England trying to find a way back to 1461 and her lover Edward Plantagenet, Earl of March and Ulster and Duke of York. Her friend Heidi, concerned about Robin, keeps her company. Desperate to get back to her love, Robyn and her friend travel to the backwoods of Wales to plead with her enemy to send her back in time.
To Robyn's surprise, Bryn does that but also sends Heidi back with her. They are captured by Owen Tudor and his men in Wales, one of Edward's most powerful enemies. She escapes and meets up with Edward but they are taken prisoner by the Wydvilles who want him to marry one of their daughters because they believe he will be the next king of England. Thanks to Robyn's ingenuity they escape the keep but their troubles are far from over as the French, the Irish, the Welsh and Queen Margaret's supporters force Edward into battles. When it looks like London might fall to enemy forces, Robyn puts out a newspaper rallying the commoners, hoping to buy enough time for Edward to control London.
This is the latest work starring Lady Robyn and is by far the best book in this series. Readers see the major battles of the War of the Roses as the author paints a vivid picture of this era.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner