Life is like leaping flames. Its circumstances change shape so quickly—one moment dancing, the next dwindling into embers . . .Andreva de Beringer is joyful upon her uncle’s summons to leave the abbey in Toulouse to care for her grandmother, but she arrives in Lavelanet to find a village gripped by the terror of the Inquisition and a growing army surrounding the Cathar fortress of Montsegur. While Andreva strives to hold on to her family, her faith, and the man she loves, all around her Good Men are fighting for their religion and life itself.In the right place, but at a dreadfully wrong time, and under the wrath of the Inquisition, might this faith-filled but naïve girl be forced to witness the massacre and burning of every Cathar man, woman, and child, and also lose the young farmer she loves?The venturesome reader, students of history, and the romantic at heart can learn from this seldom-told tale of medieval history at its darkest.