There's a new arrival - a mysterious and exotic young princess - at court and Lady Grace can't believe how many rumours there are about her already.
The exiled Banoo Yasmine from Sharakand is a beautiful girl with a pet panther and - everyone believes - magical powers. Yasmine also possesses the renowned Heart of Kings Ruby - a huge stone that she wears around her neck to balls and feasts, that legend says has the power to make kings.
When the famed jewel goes missing, the finger is pointed at Grace's dear friend Ellie the laundrymaid. Grace must prove her friend's innocence, find the true thief and restore the stone to its rightful owner.
A gripping historical thriller
This fifth book in the Lady Grace Cavendish series is thrilling and further elaborates the picture of Elizabethan life shown to us in the four previous books
The reader is quickly drawn into the intrigue and chilling atmosphere of court life
A pleasant read for pre-teens
A delightful mix of classic adventure and tudor history . . . Full of intrigue and humour