Chapter 2

Available from July 12–19

With the help of Bertil and Lord Tankred, her old friends, Tilda is already contemplating how she should govern a country in deep suffering. But Vaudémont, having rallied the court to his cause, is standing in her way. Lurking in the shadows, he has been hatching a plot to drive out the heir to the throne in favor of her younger brother Edwald, and he has the support of his partisans. Tilda is condemned to exile on the Isle of Malefosse. Fortunately, Bertil and Tankred are able to save her from this fate, but at a cost. Gravely injured, Tilda suddenly finds herself separated from her companions…