Petra Schier was born in 1978. She lives with her husband and an Alsatian in a small village in Germany’s Eifel region. She studied history and literature before beginning work as a freelance writer in 2003. Her historical novels, including a series featuring the apothecary Adelina, combine suspenseful writing with exhaustively researched historical background. She is a board member of the writer’s association DELIA. Find out more about Petra Schier on www.petra-schier.de .
FLAMES AND SILK
Rheinbach, 1673. Madlen Thynen, the daughter of a well-known textile merchant, notices the pungent odour of smoke. The dark clouds on the horizon can only mean one thing: war is coming. Louis XIV’s war, which has already ravaged the entire continent, is coming to her doorstep. Madlen is determined to resist any enemy threatening her home.
But the foe is much closer than she thinks; one of her fellow townspeople is a traitor. And the villain may be one of the two men who fighting for her love…