When the King's friend Digby dies mysteriously in the midst of a royal ceremony, Sir Stalwart and Emerald, a White Sister, are dispatched to investigate the evil lurking at the heart of the King's chambers. The two set off for an ancient lord's house, known as Smealey Hall, where they believe the source of evil lies. Stalwart invites Badger, a surly Blade-in-training, to join them on their journey, and the three must survive harsh terrain, sorcery, sword-play and the company of a traitor . . . or another day may not dawn for the King's Daggers.
Original title: The Crooked House
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery