Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance
populate the pages of this first in a four-book teen series from the #1
bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
The year is
1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of
heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old Luca
Vero is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times
across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears
of Christendom and travel to the very frontier of good and evil.
Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her from
claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by
strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds,
Luca is sent to investigate and driven to accuse her.
to face the greatest fears of the dark ages — witchcraft, werewolves,
madness — Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own
destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real
historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds
the secrets of the Order of Darkness.