Lady Lynnet, the blind daughter of
Wilfgive of Osfrith, finds herself lost in the castle her
cousin the King owns. While trying to find her way back she
overheard some men threatening the Crown. When her rescuer
has the same voice as one of the villains she is not sure
whom she can trust, but Lynnet quickly learns that she can
trust Basil with much more than her safety. She can trust
him with her heart.
Basil of Ipswich, Sheriff of London,
quickly acts on Lynnetís charges and finds himself falling
for her. He wants her for his own despite his humble
background. He must find the people that are threatening
not only the King, but the woman he loves as well.
Out of the Dark is an
interesting book. Lynnet is not made out to be a weakling
despite her blindness, except by her parents. Basil does
not seem to be bothered by her blindness at all. I was
thrilled that it did not rely too heavily on antique
language, though people that like historical accuracy in
language will not like the few modern phrases thrown in.