"..any fan of the new-improved Historical thriller will be reaching for this book as an extremely competent and highly entertaining read."
On a cold December evening, herald William Harley, Clarenceux King of Arms is disturbed when an acquaintance of his, Henry Machyn, arrives late at night after curfew. With him he brings a chronicle that he has spent years compiling, but which also holds a deadly secret – one that could rock the very foundations of the throne and the Protestant Queen.
As Machyn entrusts his chronicle to Clarenceux, the herald knows that he is not entirely happy with this arrangement. He knows that Machyn is running from desperate and evil men who will stop at nothing to gain and keep the Queen’s trust. And now Machyn has led those men straight to his door.
As Clarenceux’s house is torn apart for the chronicle and members of his household beaten and killed, the herald detained by Walsingham himself, he is determined to find out the secret within the binding of Machyn’s chronicle.
With the help of Machyn’s wife, Rebecca they will have to thwart the Queen’s army and Walsingham’s henchman, Crackenthorpe a ruthless and vile man. They will endure long arduous journeys in the driving rain and snow to uncover the secret that others will go to any lengths to hide and they will stare death in the face several times before finally gathering the pieces to reveal the truth of ‘The Chronicle’.