The year is 1349, the place, England. As
the bubonic shadow across the land, Mary Beckett finds herself alone and
desperate. Her father, a physician who has been accused of consorting
with the devil, has been murdered. Even her own interest in medicine has
brought cries of witchcraft. Mary’s only hope is to journey north to
the home of her godly grandmother, a woman her father once rejected.
Doctors and pilgrims will cross her path, and, last but not least, Peter
Donne, a knight on a mission from the king. Hundreds will beg her to
heal them. Will Mary Beckett, a lonely pilgrim herself, find a way to
help her people and herself? If only she could reach her grandmother’s
home, if only she could find her own way to God …