Girl with a Knife: Devastation
By James T. Hogg
The trial from Book Two, Defense, commences, with riveting testimony from both sides, but yields no justice. Murder drives Robert Wentworth into action, leading to chaos and violence throughout the town. Sherriff Jones gifts Faythe his heirloom and beloved knife to keep her safe. Faythe escapes to Briarcliff set on path of vengeance.
In the first book of a five-book series, Assault, we are shown life in Massachusetts Bay Colony in the late 1600s, where an uneasy peace between the natives and the White people has opened the land for settlement, most notably by the Downing family. The Downings hold the townspeople in their sway, both financially and spiritually, stoking fears of witchcraft and devil worship. Faythe Wentworth, the strong and independent heroine of the series, has only her wits and her knife to save her.