Romance, mystery, and intrigue populate the first-ever teen
series from the #1 New York Times bestselling
author of The Other Boleyn Girl.
The year is 1453. Eighteen-year-old Luca De Vere is
brilliant, gorgeous—and a heretic. Cast out of his religious order for using
scientific knowledge to prove that a divine revelation was faked, Luca is
recruited into a secret sect. The Order of the Dragon, headed by none other
than Pope Nicholas V, investigates strange occurrences across Europe, and Luca
is now part of the Order.
Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl who’s been shut up in a
nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her deceased father’s estate. Because of
mysterious happenings at the nunnery, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca
is sent to investigate her.
Despite the conventions of their time, an attraction grows
between Luca and Isolde, and, traveling across Europe, they encounter
alchemists, poisoners, inquisitors, and purported witches as they head toward a
real-life historical figure who may hold the power of the Order of the Dragon.
The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama
is firmly rooted in historical fact, and Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch
deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—to life. Download and start listening now!