Following the events of The Crown, Joanna Stafford and the others from the priories and monasteries find their lives becoming even more difficult. They are trying their best to make new lives and have formed relationships with each other. Some are set to marry, including Joanna and Edmund. The Chalice doesn’t really get started though until Part Four with all that comes before feeling a bit like filler as though The Chalice is simply needed to bridge the gap between the first book and the third, The Tapestry. The plot finally starts to come together in the latter portion of the book with Joanna finding out the rest of the prophecy and exactly the role she is to play. The pace picks up as Joanna once again finds herself in a perilous situation.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone.