by Eleanore M. Jewett
Jacques is not the only one in need of sanctuary at the Glastonbury Abbey in the year 1171. The confrontation between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry has come to a bloody end, forcing Hugh's nobleman father into exile. Young Hugh, crippled since childhood, is left behind in the care of the abbot. Glaston, however, becomes more than a mere place of refuge for the lonely boy. Located in the west of England, it is a place where anything might happen. Legends of Arthur and of the Holy Grail, old forgotten passages, a mad hermit and a mysterious manuscript lead Hugh and his friend Dickon through adventure and danger into the faith and peace as much a part of the times as the political upheaval.