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Chapter 2 Chateau Alençon, Normandy – 1046 The castle wasn’t blockaded, but Mabel and her father were shut up inside as if it was. For nearly two months, they dared not leave for fear of personal attack. The family of William d’Echauffour—who was called Fitz Giroie—had come for vengeance. Mabel’s […]


Photo by Lawrence Green on Unsplash Chapter 1 Mabel de Bellême would never have described herself as an ogress. Neither would anyone who had ever only seen her. Blessed with large, wide-set eyes and a mouth that turned up at the corners, she appeared naturally friendly and cheerful. Those were […]