When honour demands the ultimate sacrifice …Ordered to Windsor Palace, Simon Marshall, Lord Wexford, must face accusations of murder and treason. Tormented by guilt, he withdraws from his family and slips into a deep melancholy.With the constant threat of the gallows hanging over her husband, Catherine Marshall must find a way to prove Simon's innocence and defeat the demon that tortures his mind. Catherine turns to Roderick of Shalford, Simon's half-sibling, but is there more to his affection for her than simply brotherly concern?Gillet de Bellegarde is unofficially recalled to duty and commissioned to the 'Archpriest' to help recapture Brignais. In his absence, routiers attack Bellegarde and both events end with disastrous results. Contracted by the Comte de Tancarville, Gillet accompanies him to Majorca to meet with Henri de Trastámara, a bastard prince who plans to usurp the Castilian throne. A Spanish campaign would rid France of the routiers and Gillet uses the opportunity to take Cécile to Larressingle, her childhood home. A distance has grown between the couple as each struggle with a hidden truth, but during their visit, a long-running feud between the houses of Armagnac and Foix reignites with devastating consequences.The Traitor's Noose races to an exciting conclusion; a grand finale to series one of Lions and Lilies.
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