A story of based on the life of Joan of Arc, told with historical accuracy.
Narrator, Mariane, Joan's fictional cousin, fights by Joan's side to save France from the English. Mariane also has her own battle to fight, to save her inheritance.
A moving and dramatic treatment of historical events in 15thc France, which, without a king, struggles in the grip of English invaders.
This 'riveting novel delivers the tale with astonishing freshness and unflinching truth.'
'This is brilliantly evocative, with a detailed reconstruction of the lifting of the siege of Orleans. Dramatic and dazzling at times. (Children's Bookseller )
the healing revelation with which this novel ends is so unexpected and utterly right that it made me gulp. Chandler has found the perfect way to tell us how tolerant faith, religious or secular, can in any age restore and empower what self-interest and cruel intolerance take away. (Kevin Crossley-Holland in The Guardian )
A terrific tale set in medieval France . . . You'll be left breathless with pure excitement. (Mizz magazine, five-star review )
'...solidly rooted in the world of late Medieval France . . . the life of the countryside, court and battlefield is vividly evoked in spare, yet sensuous language. Highly recommended (Books for Keeps, four-star review )
'This book is amazing! . . . This book captures you and takes you on a heartbreaking journey . . . I loved this book and found it really hard to put down. If, like me, you enjoy historical books, then I recommend it. (Ruth, teenage reviewer in Teen Titles )