By Don Sampen
Published: June 12, 2010.
Tom, who is 18, has been raised a peasant farmer by adoptive parents after being rescued from the side of a road 15 years ago. He faintly remembers his natural mother’s murder. Since then King Henry II has brought peace to the English countryside. When his adoptive father is murdered, however, Tom embarks upon a series of adventures leading to the discovery of his family's startling past.