How can a mother just stand by when her daughter is being cozened into sin?
It’s 1360, eleven years since the Black Death devastated all of England, and six years since Emma Ward fled Meonbridge with her children, to find a more prosperous life in Winchester. Long satisfied that she’d made the right decision, Emma is now terrified that she was wrong. For she’s convinced her daughter Bea is in grave danger, exploited by her scheming and immoral mistress.
Bea herself is confused: fearful and ashamed of her sudden descent into sin, yet excited by her wealthy and attentive client.
When Emma resolves to rescue Bea from ruin and tricks her into returning to Meonbridge, Bea doesn’t suspect her mother’s motives. She is happy to renew her former friendships but, yearning for her rich lover, she soon absconds back to the city. Yet, only months later, plague is stalking Winchester again and, in terror, Bea flees once more to Meonbridge.But, this time, she finds herself unwelcome, and fear, hostility and hatred threaten…
You can read something about the background to Children’s Fate here:
Pandemic then and now, part 2…
And you can read a brief extract from it here:
The fourth Chronicle is coming soon!
Children’s Fate is published by Riverdown Books in 2020:
ISBN 978-19160598-7-0 (eBook)
ISBN 978-19160598-6-3 (paperback)