Talion: A Medieval Mystery

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iUniverse, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 212 pages
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Against the backdrop of fifteenth century England, Karen Stokes has spun an uninhibited novel of a sociopathic young woman.

It is the story of Darkess. A twin disowned at birth by her father, a wealthy knight. Spirited away as an infant to be raised by peasants she has a loveless and abusive childhood.

When grown she seeks revenge and suffers betrayal and deceit. Vowing to regain her position and all the wealth owing she uses the skill of a witch and cunning deception. Aided by a secret passage and stalked by an apparition, Darkess desperately seeks to claim her birthright.

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About the author (2003)

Karen Stokes is an archivist with the South Carolina Historical Society in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a contributor to many historical publications regarding the Civil War. Her first book with History Press, South Carolina Civilians in Sherman's Path: Stories of Courage Amid Civil War Destruction, was published in 2012.

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