Dark Tracks by Philippa Gregory
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the fourth story in Philippa Gregory's Order of Darkness young adult series. The story follows Luca, an inquisitor for the Lord of the Order of Darkness in 1461, along with his band of friends, Brother Peter, Frieze, Isolde, and Ishraq. The men are sent out to investigate why a town of people have suddenly taken to dancing. They are not merely just dancing but are falling into a trance-like state and dancing through town to the beat of a piper and drummer. It is the job of the men of the order to find out why they are dancing and if it can be stopped. Isolde and Ishraq, the ladies of the group, join the men on their quest as they travel toward Isolde home where her brother has overthrown her and taken control of their home, Lucretili. The women are taken hostage by a con man disguised as a peddler.
This is a great series for young adults that introduces them to the history of the Inquisition. Although the story is completely fictional, it has roots in historical truth. Philippa Gregory never disappoints with her series of books. They are all well written and engaging and leaves the reader wanting to learn more.
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