It’s spring 1349 and a terrible plague is spreading like wildfire across England. Dreading its arrival, gifted young glazing apprentice Amalric despairs of the Church’s response and his village’s rampant superstition – but even he cannot deny the ominous portents that seem to abound.
When the gruesome pestilence at last reaches Warren Horesby and neighbouring Meaux Abbey, Amalric and his family are blamed. Exposed to brutal recrimination, he is horribly injured in a vicious assault. Suddenly his survival depends on the care of a shy servant girl and the improbable support of the village priest and a newly qualified doctor of physic with pioneering ideas.
Can the village ever come to terms with the ravages of the plague? Can Amalric still hope to honour his family and fulfil his talent? And could there ever be hope for love?