1539. The Inquisition ruthlessly spreads fear - burning and torturing heretics - ensuring that no one opposes the Church's will and lives to tell about it.Caught in the Church's terrifying clutches is Isabela, daughter of the Court Falconer. The King's precious white falcons have been slaughtered and her father arrested and imprisoned for the crime.If the birds are not replaced he will die.Young but headstrong, Isabela knows only she can save her father. She must travel far to strange lands to find these rare birds. It is a journey that will take her into a dark and dangerous world filled with menacing people driven by fearful beliefs. But the Church has sent a companion to ensure she never returns . .