A war-torn country waiting for a hero. An ebony box holding the key to a young orphan's life. A determined young woman who hears voices promising that she will save her beloved France. And another with no voice to say that her future is in peril. For centuries, Joan of Arc's legendary journey has spoken to readers' sense of adventure. Pauline Chandler's riveting novel delivers the tale with astonishing freshness and unflinching truth.
Although surrounded by treachery, Mariane, a young mute, battles alongside her cousin, Joan of Arc, for the liberation of France from the English.