|Perilous Gard, the (1974) [Novel]|
by Elizabeth Marie Pope
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Because her sister Alicia sent an impulsive letter to Queen Mary, Kate Sutton, lady-in-waiting to Princess Elizabeth, has been exiled. Sent to Elvenwood, "the Perilous Gard," Kate is intrigued by the master of the isolated castle, Sir Geoffrey Heron, and his strangely silent brother, Christopher. Elvenwood is shrouded in secrets that no one will explain to Kate, so she sets out to find some answers on her own. But her curiousity almost kills her, for she stumbles upon the otherworldly province of the secret residents of the land around Elvenwood -- the People of the Hill. And the People want to make Kate a slave for life.
Original title: The Perilous Gard
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy