In the aftermath of the murderous savagery between two rival Scottish lairds, Bruce MacLennan commands the building of a castle with a dungeon below. During its construction, he travels to the faraway and then almost unknown land of China, where he joins a troop of mercenary soldiers -- all to distract him from his memories.
In a poor teahouse, he encounters the child Peony, and, on impulse, buys her to be his attendant. Despite his harshness toward her, she serves him faithfully. After many adventures, they return to Scotland, where MacLennan's castle -- and his planned revenge -- await him.
Within these dark walls, Peony finds a new life and unexpected happiness. For MacLennan the time has come to fill the dungeon with its destined prisoner. But he does not dream of the terrible twist of fate -- one that will not lock away his old enemy -- but the most precious person in his life.
Celebrated author Lynne Reid Banks takes us back to the fourteenth century in this compelling epic of one lord's bitter struggle, his quest for vengeance, and the tragic awakening of his frozen heart.
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Lynne Reid Banks was born in London. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she acted and wrote for the repertory stage. Later, she turned to journalism, becoming one of Britain's first female television news reporters. In 1962 she emigrated to Israel, where she married a sculptor, had three sons and taught for eight years in a kibbutz. She now lives with her husband in England. She writes, travels, and visits schools, at home and abroad, full-time. Among Lynne Reid Banks's popular novels for young readers are Angela and Diabola; Harry the Poisonous Centipede; The Fairy Rebel; The Farthest-Away Mountain; The Adventures of King Midas; The Magic Hare; Maura's Angel; and the award-winning Indian in the Cupboard books.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Ages 12 and up. Written by the author of The Indian in the Cupboard, this story takes place in China and Scotland from 1067-1603. Bruce MacLennan commands the building of a castle with a dungeon below; during construction he travels to China where he joins a troop of mercenary soldiers. In a poor teahouse he encounters a child named Peony and, on impulse, buys her to be his attendant. After many adventures they return to Scotland where MacLennan's castle-and his planned revenge on a rival Scotsman-await him. Within the dark walls Peony finds a new life and unexpected happiness. For MacLennan the time has come to fill his dungeon with its destined prisoner. He does not dream of the terrible twist of fate-one that will not lock away his enemy-but the most precious person in his life. 279 pages. 12mo - over 6Â¾" - 7Â¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children::Fiction; Childrens Books::History. ISBN: 0066237823. ISBN/EAN: 9780066237824. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003021. Bookseller Inventory # 003021
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0066237823