England, 716 -- a time of power and passion, corruption, courage, violence and vengeance . . . He was for sale -- a slave forced to do the bidding of others. Dangerous . . . and fascinating, but no more than a thrall in chains.
She was a lady, a woman bent on vengeance. A woman in need of help. Not the ordinary kind of help. What she wanted to do, what she had to do, did not require commonplace skills. It required courage that took no account of either the odds or the risks. Her idea was every bit as reckless as the slave's bravery . . . and in all probability just as doomed. No matter the cost, she would never be at the mercy of anyone's will again.