• One of Cornish King Peredur's two wives, Iseult is a 'shadow queen' — a beautiful sorceress with magical powers. Iseult captivates Uhtred from the first moment they meet, and teases him with visions of his future. Mysterious and slightly aloof, Iseult is a world away from Mildrith, and Uhtred is powerless to resist her charms.