South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2019

Search for your favourite author or book

The Inn at Helsvlakte

ISBN 
9781485904168
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R290.00
Published 
March 2020
About the book: 
In the Karoo-like landscape of a mythical country beset with civil war, tarot cards are brandished and bones swiftly turn to dust. Against the backdrop of this arid place, Kitty Cloete, the inkeeper’s wife, survives on her inner resources.
 
Strong and self-willed, Kitty is a skilled equestrienne, wheelwright, blacksmith and talented harpist – none of which could shield her from an arranged marriage after an ill-fated romance. And now, devastation at Helsvlakte. After State soldiers are ambushed by Separatist guerillas, a critically injured captain arrives at the inn. For the haunted man, whose face has been disfigured in combat, the soulful music of Kitty’s harp becomes the elixir that brings him back to life.
 
But drama awaits offstage. A young man who witnessed the slaying of his family and the torching of their farm hears of the captain’s residence at the inn. He holds the captain responsible for the tragedy that befell his loved ones, and sets out to find him.
 
The Inn at Helsvlakte  is present-day troubadour Patricia Schonstein’s bewitching tale of love and betrayal, family, human foibles and the theatre of war.
Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

A killer who chooses victims personally gets too close to Sergeant Lindsay Boxer in the newest...
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb,...
This joyful homage to one of the world’s most beloved and versatile dishes – the...
James Patterson's blockbuster  Alex Cross  series has sold over 100 million...