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 story.