The second novel in a thrilling alternate-history
series-from national bestselling author Stephen Baxter.
Three centuries have passed since Rome fell, as The
Prophecy foretold. Now The Prophecy's scroll is in the hands
of a young girl, the last surviving member of the family who
received The Prophecy. She lives in tranquility, disguisd as
a boy among the monks on the isle of Lindisfarne-until the
Vikings come, deliberately destroying the final copies of
the scroll. But it remains in her memory, and when William
of Normandy, who history will call the Conqueror, rises to
power, once more the fate of the land rests on actions
inspired by those age-old words.
But as time passes,
memory of The Prophecy dims--and the veiled girl struggles
to understand her heritage before all knowledge of the
future will be lost to the past.