Growing up under the disapproving eye of her heartless father, the strong-willed Marguerite instinctively learns to survive in the fierce and violent male world of the Middle Ages, with its pagan rituals and bloody fights to the death. When her father demands that she wed a man she detests, the young countess uses all her cunning to stop the marriage. The only thing she cannot conquer is the plague, which marches across the land killing thousands, including the man she loves.
Authors Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Pat van Beirs have based their tale on a real character, resulting in a colorful story told with sharp humor and filled with dramatic intensity. For more provocative young adult titles, visit Annick Press www.annickpress.com