The Secret Of The Raven
England, 1503. After Emeline's mother died nine years ago, she had no father to go to and was taken under the custody of her morally corrupt aunt. Now, serving as a kitchen maid at Richmond Palace in an attempt to help support herself, little money is coming in and the desire for adventure versus the need to survive is overpowering on her young mind.
However, when Gilbert Hodges, the son of an insolvent merchant, arrives at the palace in search of work in order to repay his father's debts, the murder of six servants soon follows, and Emeline cannot deny that the atmosphere in the palace has shifted, and has become somewhat frightening.
Constantly chasing after the mysterious newcomer who seems to never be where he should be and anywhere where he shouldn't be, Emeline suddenly suspects that he may have something to go with the killings after another six servants are found dead.
But the news of a treasure allegedly lost in a mysterious fire may be able to change everything, but whether that change is for the better or the worse is yet to be discovered...