The lady, an investigator who excels at uncovering information to save her clients from execution . . .
The fallen priest, beaten down by his guilt over a terrible sin and its tragic consequences . . .
The warden, a kind man within a cruel system . . .
The mute prisoner, sensing what others cannot in what he calls "this enchanted place" . . .
The enchanted place is an ancient
stone prison. Two outsiders walk here: a woman known only as the lady,
and a fallen priest. The lady comes to the prison when she has a job to
do. She's skilled at finding the secrets that get men off death row.
This gift threatens her career—and complicates her life—when she takes
on the case of York, a killer whose date of execution looms. York is
different from the lady's former clients: he wants to die. Going against
the condemned man's wishes, the lady begins her work. What she uncovers
about York's birth and upbringing rings chillingly familiar. In York's
shocking and shameful childhood, the lady sees the shadows of her own.
The lady is watched by a death
row inmate who finds escape in the books he reads from the prison
library and by reimagining the world he inhabits—a world of majestic
golden horses that stampede underground and of tiny men who hammer away
inside stone walls. He is not named, nor do we know his crime. But he
listens. He listens to York's story. He sees the lady fall in love with
the priest and wonders how such warmth is possible in these crumbling
corridors. As tensions in "this enchanted place" build, he sees the
corruption and the danger. And he waits as the hour of his own destiny
The Enchanted is a
magical novel about redemption, the poetry that can exist within the
unfathomable, and the human capacity to transcend and survive even the
most nightmarish reality. Beautiful and unexpected, this is a memorable