Book I of the Soulene Trilogy introduces readers to Soulene, a 16-year-old girl mastering the healing arts as an apprentice of Hospice de Coeur Rouge, known as the Red Heart Healers by the local peasantry. Her life is turned upside down after she discovers a handsome, gravely wounded knight in the forest. Who is this mysterious warrior? She uses herbs and the techniques passed down through the centuries to treat his wounds, but he warns her to flee immediately -- or risk death. She embarks upon an epic journey to the south, guided by friends and accompanied by her horse and hounds, Henri and Marchand. She soon discovers a new danger -- and new clues about her own family history.
"Soulene: A Healer's Tale" is authored by Ursula Pearson. Using a backdrop of 12th-century English and French history, Pearson weaves a fascinating tale about a young woman discovering her identity in troubled times.