Talon is King of the Picts, forefathers of the Highlanders, a fierce warrior, and he needs to find a queen. He need not care for this woman and it would be preferable if he didn’t. She need only bear him an heir thereby securing his reign. With his enemies mounting, war looming, and unrest among his people, he needs no distractions.
Hemera does not mean to vex King Talon at every turn or to test his temper and patience. She is grateful that he took her and her sister in when they escaped the Northmen. She does her best not to annoy the King, a difficult, if not impossible task. Then he kisses her and changes everything.
With enemies at the stronghold gates, traitors within, and secrets yet to be revealed, King Talon and Hemera face insurmountable obstacles that only true love can conquer.