When I started reading this, I did realise I've read one of this author's books before
and had liked it tremendously.
Walsingham is a spy master with a network of intelligencers working under his control.
Kit is one of the more unusual finds, a woman working as a spy in the Elizabethan reign,
was rare enough. One with utmost loyalty to the Queen, with a price on her head from
the court of Mary, Queen of the Scots was an accolade that Kit did not want.
Now Kit has got a personal assignment from Elizabeth, to her cousin Mary a prisoner
on a remote castle bypaSsing Walsingham much to his dismay. Kit has a personal assignation,
which she does not intend divulging. To find Iohmhar who has been her personal partner,
now gone silent for a year. Kit does not believehe is dead, goes to his own home to unravel
whatever clues she can, and to strew false clues because she knows she is followed by spies
and enemies right from the moment she leaves London.
The adventures are brutal and many. thwarted at every turn, her assailants are frustrated
until she arrives at the Court of Mary who hands over the trusting Kit to Kit's worst
enemy Lord Ruskin who has a personal vendetta of his own.
Fast paced and interesting reading in various settings from rural, primitive and grand
this is a well set out story of historical fiction.
Sent by Sapere Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.