By Andre Norton
Below King Charles II, England's New international colonies are flourishing, as is France's colony Louisianne. Napolean is the feared grasp of the ecu continent . . . And Sarah Cunningham, a girl from our personal international, is aware all too good what a distinction this makes, for now not some time past she was once ripped from her existence as a usa citizen in our history.Sarah, now the Duchess of Wessex, trips to North the USA along with her new husband, the Duke--but this can be no excitement journey. The destiny of the world--New and Old--rests on her saving her pal Meriel, rescuing Louis, rightful King of France, from the clutches of the Marquis de Sade, and discovering the Holy Grail. yet she and her liked Duke are beset by means of perils that may try out their power and spirit to the maximum.
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Sarah looked down, and even the grass beneath her feet was gone, enveloped in the all-concealing greyness. In that moment Sarah recognized it for what it was. Magic. "Sarah…" The voice seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere. …" The mist drew back a little, and now Sarah could see her surroundings once more, but they were terribly changed. The close-cut grass beneath her feet was a sparkling silver, and the colorless trees across the lake sparkled as though they had been dusted thickly with sugar.
The longing for what she had so casually given up was a dull pain in her heart, destroying her carefully-cultivated serenity. Never to walk these woods again, never to breathe this air…! Now her companion's hair was a white, lime-stiffened crest over his skull and down his back. Rings of blue paint around his eyes gave his gaze the staring intensity of an owl's and he wore a goatskin kilt and a collar of bones and feathers strung upon a leather thong. "In the West there is a land where Men do not yet take so much from their elder kin, where the worlds of man and beast and spirit live all in harmony.
Then we have lost him," Misbourne said with a sigh. "He was in Town this morning, but undoubtedly he was only awaiting Warltawk in order to flee. By the time I can contact Paris Station he will already have gone to ground upon the Continent; we will never take him then. " He picked up the Mirror Rose. " Misbourne gazed at the quizzing-glass for a moment, men put it in the drawer of his desk. "But I know that you will find some good in all this. We have found our mole, at least. " said Wessex. "Somehow it seems all too pat: Hanaper's suicide, Warltawk's arrival, Rutledge's departure.