10 audio discs (11 hr., 43 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
audio file CD audio rda
Title from disc label.
Read by Jayne Entwistle, Allan Corduner, and Fiona Hardingham ; with a note read by the author.
In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, is condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman," and is hunted by the Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy; Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches--but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.