In this book a girl, Meg is a servant under Princess Elizabeth. She is also a witch. She and Elizabeth are close and she occasionally helps Elizabeth using witchcraft. In England at that time being a witch could get you killed and Meg is always aware that if she makes one wrong move she will die. But with Marcus Dent, the local witchfinder (and killer) intent on her hand in marriage, and spanish spies arriving from Queen Mary, Meg finds herself in a difficult situation. With no one to trust, and what seems like the whole world against her, Meg turns to Alejandro de Castillo, one of the Spanish “spies” as her confidant. With Alejandro by her side, Meg realizes it is up to them to save not only her own life, but the life of Princess Elizabeth and thus all of England.
There were a few times when I didn't like this book at all, such as when it got a bit predictable, or a bit cheesy. The book does capture your attention however, and when it gets predictable its usually when something exciting is about to happen. This book has a smooth read and the plot is well laid out, so if Victoria Lamb finds a good topic for a second book I will most likely read it. Overall this book is pretty good and I would recommend it to anyone interested in this kind of book.