Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will's father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is rescued by a poor boy, Nick Drew. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to set Will's father free.
"Doherty paints a very vivid picture . . . almost Shardlake for young readers."
A beautifully paced and measured story . . . Berlie Doherty manages to involve the reader completely in Will's world."
"A beautifully crafted book, packed with rich detail and a convincing sense of time and place."
"A rich piece of historic fiction . . . written with great verve."
"Fast and eventful . . . there is danger and fear but we never lose sight of what is truly important."