She is Mary, the beautiful daughter of the Scottish king - and an unwilling prisoner of the Norman invaders. The headstrong princess refuses to reveal her identity - even if it means sacrificing her virtue. But in the arms of a dangerous enemy she discovers a powerful passion and a powerful promise.
Brave and battle-hardened Stephen DeWarenne is prepared to defend to the death that which is his by right of conquest - including the golden-haired captive who awakens his soul's most secret yearnings. For theirs is a passion that will not be denied - a magnificent fire that burns hotter and brighter than the blazing flames of war that engulf the land.