Frances is an author of fantasy fiction for young adults, which is enjoyed by all ages. She lives in London, UK and has been writing and creating stories for over thirty years. It was a love of reading fantasy fiction that sparked a desire to write and to share the joy found in authors like Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn, Robin McKinley, Megan Whelan Turner and Martha Wells. Themes of love, loss and coming-of-age reverberate through her books and stories.
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Allan Lanner has just turned sixteen and is about to discover a truth about his history that will rock his very existence. Before departing on a trip to deliver a sword to Castle Helmstedt, he finds a notebook which holds the account of a sinister and shocking story, written in his mother’s hand.
Abandoned twins, Jehanna and Jehan, have their own part to play in events leading to a national threat from the Southern Lands. Only months into his reign as the King of Carentan, it falls to Gereinte Andolin, to stand up to the threat of the Chevaliers of Arrontierre and free the Western Isles.
Gereinte Andolin endures endless plots to subvert his right to the throne, surviving assassination attempts, being sold into servitude and spending a year at sea. He returns to Carentan for a Grand Tour to forge alliances then is finally forced into a duel to prove he is worthy of being king.