Wales, 1145. Ceri's silver-green eyes and raven hair reveal her mystical lineage: she is the granddaughter of a powerful wisewoman. In love from afar with her overlord Taliesan, she connot resist her desires when Tal is mysteriously attacked and lies wounded in her care. With the help of her grandmother, Ceri wraps him in a web of enchantment. For a precious few days they are lost in a rhapsody of desire. But the price Ceri pays is high: when Tal departs, he remembers nothing of her or their passion. Desperate and determined to win Tal's love, she travels to Westbourne Castle to work as a servant. To Tal, she is a beautiful stranger who awakens in him something he cannot fathom. Soon the potent desire brewing becomes a formidable weapon against the courtly intrigues and dangerous turmoil in a land stormswept by bitter struggles--where a woman's bold love will test her courage and her heart.