A visit to London.
Global warming enters the story, and plague takes full advantage.
With a dead man, a madman, and a dying nanny as his unofficial welcoming committee, Lionel returns to Windsor for now.
A shared bent for self-sacrifice leads Lionel and Adrian to a very unexpected showdown in Parliament.
After bad news from London spoils a country fair at Windsor, the lord of the Castle prepares to face the enemy head-on.
Britain’s new Lord Protector struggles to fit his agenda to the moment.
Dire news from Greece and reports of celestial anomalies reach Lionel back home at Windsor–where he and Idris become proud school parents.
“I pause to recollect myself; and smother the contempt I feel rising for your rhetorical flourishes and infantine sensibility.”
Raymond’s tomb proves too strong an attraction for his widow. Lionel flies again. Philadelphia sends plague.
Bearing away a cherished corpse found in the wreckage, the survivors of the siege of Istanbul journey back to Greece.