KNIGHT'S DESIRE. Raised amidst the elegance of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine's French court, Lady Eleanor FitzWalter swore she would defy her father's scheme to prove his loyalty to King Henry. She would brave virtual exile in northern England's remote wilderness rather than submit to a forced marriage to the rugged young warrior, Sir Stian of Harelby.
But Eleanor found her resolve passionately undone by Stian's defiant, unexpectedly vulnerable ways. And the more Stian tasted his bride's fiery desire, the more he hungered for her challenging, passionate spirit—even as darkest treachery and danger threatened to claim their love's magnificent promise.