The Black Death sweeps through a Sicilian village in Book Two of Ginger Garrettâ€™s unforgettable Chronicles of the Scribe seriesÂ It starts when a strange ship docks in the village harbor. That night an old man falls illâ€¦then the bakerâ€™s wifeâ€¦then a street urchin. By morning half the townspeople are dead and more are dyingâ€”horribly. And no one in town has a clue how to stop it. Not the local priest. Not the rich baron or his powerful knight. And not the three women at the heart of this book: the baronâ€™s proud daughter, Panthea, the outcast healer Gio, and Mariskka, an unwilling visitor from another time. This fast-moving, richly imagined tale is a sure winner for lovers of historical fiction.