Death Rides A Pale Horse is the sixth story in this compilation of stories, but we do not have to wait until then before Death makes his presence felt. In each of the preceding stories Death is waiting, but for whom? The tension builds in each of these tales, reaching back into history in some cases for the plot, until suddenly Death makes his move. He is sometimes cruel, sometimes brutal and often unfair, but his decision is final. Or is it? Allan Wordsworth's collection of stories, with its mixture of ancient and modern settings, takes us into the lives of such people as Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, a young Jewish girl and her relationship with an SS officer and a Vestal Virgin desperately risking her life for love. We meet Love, Hate, Jealousy and Intrigue as we work our way through the plots and just when we think we can foresee the end, Death plays his hand in an unexpected way.