'Seductive, atmospheric, intriguing, Green Darkness is one of those classic novels you come back to time and again' (Kate Mosse) The hugely popular historical novel from the author of Katherine.
England, 1552. Protestant king Edward VI has been on the throne for five years. Almost two decades after Henry VIII's brutal reformation of the monasteries, Catholics in England still live in fear.
When 13-year-old Celia da Bohun first meets Stephen Marsdon, a young Catholic priest, she falls hopelessly in love. Against his will, Stephen returns her affection. As the years pass, their childish adoration deepens into a passionate love that will not be extinguished - not even by Celia's violent death.
Centuries later, history seems poised to repeat itself. Celia, the young, rich wife of Richard Marsden, finds her marriage and happiness threatened by the tragedies of the past. Celia can only be saved by piercing the green darkness of the past and revealing its mysterious truth.
Her most intriguing and ambitious novel . . . an exciting and suspenseful story - Liverpool Post
Perhaps the greatest gifts Anya Seton brings to her historical novels are the zest of her narrative, the life she breathes into the most insignificant characters and the atmosphere of the era she evokes around them. - Books and Bookmen
To read Seton is to enter into another time with such conviction that it seems as real as the present - Philippa Gregory
Seductive, atmospheric, intriguing, GREEN DARKNESS is one of those classic novels you come back to time and again. - Kate Mosse
Wonderful historical novels - Alison Weir