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Summary

Where there is wealth and power, there’s always someone willing to do anything to take it. When Delia's father dies, her stepmother accuses her seven brothers of treasonous crimes. Seeking to free them from Richard II's grasp, Delia's only ally is Sir Geoffrey, the man who arrested them. Can she trust him?

England, 1381: Delia’s idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia’s seven brothers of treason and murder. The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn’t stop the guards from hauling them off to the Tower of London. There they await a grim fate, as child-king Richard II is executing anyone who poses a threat to his throne. Delia is their only hope for pardon and freedom.

Sir Geoffrey did not expect his first assignment as captain of the guard to be the arrest of boys so young. He dutifully imprisons the brothers, but he can’t ignore the feeling, rooted in personal experience, that injustice and treachery are at work.

Determined to rescue her brothers, Delia secures a position as a seamstress for the queen. Her quest is all but impossible as the executions continue. Sir Geoffrey offers to be her ally, but should she trust him in a court where everyone has an agenda?

From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a tender retelling of “The Wild Swans,” where the virtues of loyalty and love face a harrowing showdown with power and fear.

  • The first installment in a brand-new series set in England: The Dericott Tales
  • Book 1: Court of Swans
  • Book 2: Castle of Refuge
  • Book 3: Veil of Winter
    • Full-length clean fairy-tale reimagining
©2021 Melanie Dickerson (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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  • anna knecht
  • 13-02-21

Enchanting

Very sweet and lively plot. Determined Sister and impressive moral fortitude in the characters of this book. Well written for all ages.

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  • Laurie Mitchell
  • 24-02-21

wonderful story

I enjoyed this clean Godly story. Bad things happen in life but God is always with us.

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  • Kirsten H
  • 24-02-22

Lovely!

I am reading everything of Melanie Dickerson I can get my hands on. this was a beautiful story! I can't wait to read another in this series!

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  • Val Jeppe
  • 11-10-21

Great Book and Narration

As usual Melanie Dickerson wrote a great book and I'm so glad there is a second book in this series. I want to read more about the Dericot family! I'm also pleased that Jude Mason is still narrating her stories. She does a wonderful job, reads clearly, and I know by her voice which characters she's speaking for.

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  • Christina Smith
  • 01-07-21

excellent! I enjoyed this fairy tail come to life.

I enjoyed thinking about how this life version compares with the fairy tail. Thanks for a fun, interesting read!

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  • Shopaholic Mama
  • 06-06-21

Endearing revisions of Fairy tales

I’ve really enjoyed all the revised Fairy Tales by this Author! Excellent reminders and inspirations to overcoming adversity and moving past adversity to wonderful lives!

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  • MaryEllen Lyons
  • 11-02-21

truth be told

I really Love Melanie Dickerson and have read almost ALL of her books. She does such a great job of pulling in your attention and holding it through out the book. She also does a beautiful job keeping God intertwined through out the story. This book is worth the read!