Hardcover DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Light shelfwear to edges. Library discard with usual marks/attachments. Pocket removed. 192 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0441865054. We first meet Stephen as he is riding through a forest in Northumbria in AD 674. Nearly ambushed in a trap set by King Aella, who is at war with Stephen's father, the King of Deira, he is saved by Aella's son. The two princes feel a curious and instant friendship-but as a result, Stephen is ordered by is father to the torture chamber, for his breach of the regal rules of conduct.