Legend becomes frighteningly real in a crumbling palace in the Lebanon
Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.
Probably the best Stewart yet - Daily MirrorShe set the bench mark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing - Elizabeth BuchanA comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors. - Harriet Evans