Flattered by the attention of Graf Ruprecht von Falkenstein, Margerite von Hirschenberg marries well above her station only to find her idyllic marriage is not as perfect as it seems. Under the shadow of satanic magicians, she fights to discover who her true enemies are and how she can protect her unborn babe.
After helping kill her husband to protect her child from his father's Satanic Order, Margerite embarks on a dangerous deception to cover up the murder. She pretends to be an Order priestess to keep the others from taking Wolfram away, but finds she cannot shed this falsehood so easily. Given in marriage to her husband's opponent to seal the end of the feud, she finds her youngest stepson has been instructed to continue her training in the black arts. She struggles to balance the safety of her ch... more info>>
Margerite's defeat of the sorceress Ortlieb, unwittingly earning her the rank of Princess in the Order of Lightbearers, puts her company into greater peril and brings them to the attention of the Inquisition. Now she struggles to maintain her deception within the Order, defend her company from the Papal investigators, and stave off her step-son's attempts to bring her powers under his control by annulling her marriage. Can she continue the masquerade without imperiling her soul, or will she drag... more info>>