Adriana was overjoyed to be living at last at magnificent Castlereagh Manor. But her happiness swiftly turned to despair. The castle was isolated and lonely. She was allowed no visitors. Her beloved aunt had become morose and silent. Riding was her only pastime, but Sir Edward Devereux, her handsome, brooding guardian had forbidden it. A terrible curse lay on the castle and its family — this she knew. Then one day, against her guardian's orders, she rode out to the Black Heath and there she met the cruel and evil Gypsies. Suddenly she knew the true meaning of terror!