At last free of a disastrous forced marriage. Edwina de Moreville accompanies Richard the Lionheart on a quest to the Holy Land. Recently reunited with her first and only love, Stephen the Comte de Chalais, their passion for each other is as strong as ever. But the path before them is shrouded in danger and betrayal. Storms at sea, cruel emperors, tyrant kings, renegade Knights Templar and Saracen noblemen all make their desperate situation even more perilous, until even Saladin has a part to play in their destiny.