England 1161: Ellen, a blacksmith’s daughter, wants to
become a swordsmith, but for a girl this profession is unimaginable. Forced to
run away from home, she disguises herself as a boy and wins the opportunity to
travel with a famous swordsmith to Normandy, where the sons of the greatest barons
are trained to be knights.
Under the assumed identity of Alan, Ellen is able to learn
the trade and become familiar with court life. But when she falls in love with
Guillaume, a brilliant knight, her secret is threatened and Ellen must run for
her life. Across countries and time, Ellen struggles to achieve her dream of
working as a swordsmith and eventually forging a sword for the king. It is a
quest rich in intrigue, betrayal, and treachery. As epic as it is intimate, The Copper Sign is a passionate tour de
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