This was an enjoyable mystery set in medieval England. The dialogue in the book consists of a lot of one-line simple sentences. But the main character, Hugh, is engaging and enigmatic. The book is about Hugh's quest for the truth about himself and the past he can't remember. The book ends with a small cliffhanger: Hugh's identity and past are resolved but his future is uncertain.
Hugh Corbaille was raised by two wonderful people who weren't really his parents, that wasn't an issue until his adoptive father dies and a visiting knight spots Hugh and believes that he is the missing child of the Earl of Wisltshire, mysteriously abducted thirteen years before on the same day the Earl was murdered. Hugh has no memory of his early years but he is curious when he finds out that the woman who is supposed to be his real mother is alive in a convent and so he sets out to find his past. The journey is going to be treacherous, the current Earl of Wiltshire does not plan on giving up the throne to this young man and someone is trying to kill him. This was a great mystery, if you enjoy these sort of historical mysteries Joan Wolf is wonderful.