P. F. Chisholm
Thursday, 12th October, 1592. Eighteen days after the close of An Air of Treason, courtier Sir Robert Carey and his loyal henchman Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland, are back in Carlisle and the Debateable Lands, the Border country, where the thieving, feuding reiver clans are 'English when it suited, and Scots at their pleasure.' A Chorus of Innocents ushers forward Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, the married woman whom Carey adores but respects. It opens when a very pregnant young woman rides to Lady Widdrington crying that her minister husband has been murdered and herself raped. You will meet canny King James VI, his amoral favorite Lord Spynie, the fey Lady Hume, Mr. Anricks, a surprisingly skilled tooth drawer and Young Henry Widdrington with his unfortunate spots. The action proceeds full tilt and 'finishes with a marvelous set piece of derring-do ... plus the last line will leave you with your heart in your mouth,' says author Dana Stabenow, who adds, 'As always the scene Chisholm sets is a veritable time travel portal you step through the instant you turn to the first page.'