The First Vial by Linnea HeinrichsThe First Vial by Linnea Heinrichs

The First Vial

byLinnea HeinrichsEditorR.P. MacIntyre

Paperback | March 8, 2007

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Nominated for the 2006 OLA White Pine Young Readers Choice Award

Set against the backdrop of the inescapable horror of the fourteenth-century plague and medieval heroism and chivalry, The First Vial details the morbid reality of a time when the Black Death forced people to take the law into their own hands to survive the wave of chaos that was ushered in.

Katherine, Lady of Crenfeld Castle, pits her wits against the enemies trying to take over her castle. After surviving two attempts on her life by a land-hungry priest, she is forced to leave her castle just as the plague engulfs her village. The villainous priest seizes her lands, convicts the innocent, and burns them at the stake. As the plague rages on, the tension intensifies. Balanced with intrigue and action, The First Vial builds to a feverish pitch as death saturates the country and Katherine must battle not only for her lands and castle but for her life.

Heinrichs's categorical research into medieval town life, castles, and the Black Death, make the this novel a noteworthy companion to Connie Willis' Hugo-winning Doomsday Book and clearly mark Heinrichs as a new talent in this genre.

Born on Vancouver Island, Linnea Heinrichs now lives with her husband and two children on a small hobby farm in northern B.C. This is her debut novel.
Title:The First VialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.6 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:March 8, 2007Publisher:Thistledown PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894345843

ISBN - 13:9781894345842

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wasn't bad The book was okay. It was based on Katherine striving to be a good person and run her land. There was murder and secrets also involved
Date published: 2009-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!!!! This book is amazing!!! Linnea Heinrichs is an extremely talented author... this book although slow at first (but therefore, gives lots of character development), but it picks up. The romance in this book is the kind that you dream of! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from haven't finished (but so far great) I cannot put it down... it has got me into reading again, and helping me think more clearly.... I totally recommend it!!! (^_^ )
Date published: 2006-03-03