Don’t believe everything you hear in minstrel’s tales…
There are some things in the world that are real, and others found only in minstrels’ fancies.
Elsabeth and Hieronymus find these lines blurring after accepting a simple escort job to the isolated village of Checy. Local folklore tells of a wizard dwelling in the wilderness nearby, and their client, an orphaned youth named Maerten, hopes that his magic can reveal the truth about his past. Despite their skepticism, Elsabeth and Hieronymus are soon drawn kicking and screaming into the unlikely tale of a destroyed kingdom and a long-lost heir.
Now, Elsabeth finds herself struggling to balance her growing affection for the boy in her charge with the knowledge that they must part ways when they reach their destination. And hanging over all is the reality of the heartbreak Maerten must face when he learns that rumors and tall tales are seldom what they seem.
Set in a world based upon mid-15th Century Western Europe, Bait And Switch continues The Adventures of Elsabeth Soesten. The series follows the travels and travails of mercenary adventuress Elsabeth Soesten through genre-blending encounters with unscrupulous clergy, manipulative lords, and dangerous outlaws. Armed with only the skill of her own sword-arm and the sharpness of her wit, Elsabeth seeks to make her fortune on her own terms, while wreaking havoc on a society where few things are more certain to cause a scandal than an independent woman.