Prince Juan and his bride went to Paris at Christmas and, in January, Juan’s son Eduarde was sent to serve as a page in Kharles’ court. Pendaunzel didn’t know how to interpret this gesture. Was the boy taken as a hostage? Or had Juan offered him as a token of his loyalty? It seemed to indicate only one thing certainly: the war had been averted. Kat’s betrothal was not mentioned again.
Then, as the winter melted away, Mara was called to her father’s chambers. Dafythe dismissed Martleanne and his attending heralds before he …read more