Will she betray her friends to save her own life?
Anna thinks she has escaped the violence of the Reformation when she moves to Amsterdam. However, in November 1531, Charles V mandates all subjects to swear allegiance to the Holy Roman Empire, or be arrested and tried for heresy. Terror reigns in the city when Spanish officials arrive in this ‘nest of heretics’, determined to hunt down those who challenge Charles’ authority.
Citizens are ordered to report any traitorous activity they become aware of, or face arrest themselves. Will Anna, a devoted Catholic, betray her friend, or can she convince Maeyken to forget these radical Anabaptists who are inflaming the city? The last thing Anna will do is trust in the Anabaptists’ faith, let alone join the unlawful sect!
If Charles V succeeds, the Anabaptists will be annihilated. Especially the leaders of the new faith, such as Adriaen, a new widower. Anna worries about Adriaen constantly, yet she is disgusted with the romantic feelings she has for him. As an Anabaptist preacher, he is clearly out of bounds, besides being highly unlikely to survive the purging of heretics.
In Sword of Peace, struggle with Anna on her journey to find faith, peace, truth and love in this sweeping and romantic historical novel, set during the Reformation in the Netherlands. This novel is based on true events, and is perfect for fans of historical thrillers and romance alike.