Ciaran Tamberlane fought at the side of Richard the Lionheart until the day he lost his faith in both the church and the crown. Branded a traitor by his peers, excommunicated by the church and surrounded by dark rumors, he lives in self-imposed exile in the heart of the forest.
Amaranth's attempt to escape her husband's brutality finds her wounded and near death on Tamberlane's land. The former Templar Knight finds himself torn between his obligation to return her to her husband, and the powerful attraction he feels for a love he has never known.
Together they must defy their own destinies and race to save the life of a king.