by Michael McDonald
Countess Amy de Metter is in trouble. Brother Puck is in love. Imprisoned by her king, the Countess stands accused of a crime she will neither confess nor recant. The monk beseeches her to save herself with a confession, growing ever more desperate to save her from a grisly end, but the Countess remains steadfast, hoping that her death might be the spark that lights the fires of rebellion.