The Dragon of Handale is to be published by St Martins Press in March 2015. You can preorder if you’d like to find out what Hildegard does next.
Back from pilgrimage to Compostela, she is undecided about whether to leave behind her identity as ‘Mistress York’ and return to her Order (if they’ll have her back) or remain unprotected outside the Order, so the prioress sends her into the wilds of north Yorkshire to the remote house of correction, Handale Priory, where she’ll have time to make up her mind. But, of course, all is not what it seems. The Handale nuns are hysterical with fear because a dragon is haunting the woods outside their walls and a mason has already been killed…there are other things, too, that puzzle Hildegard…like what is in the mysterious tower hidden in Handale Woods, and who is Master Fulke, and why are all the chivalry of the north meeting in secret at nearby Kilton Castle? Then there is the courier furiously riding across the savage moors – but what is his intended destination? And why are two men following him with such malign persistence? Read book five of the series to find out.
Today I am delighted to see the review of The Dragon in Kirkus Review: A dramatic mystery lavishly studded with period detail: Clark’s best to date.
It’s so good to hear that readers are enjoying Hildegard’s exploits.