AD 1266 - Chadwick "Chad" de Lohr, son of Daniel de Lohr is a hero at the Battle of Evesham. Saving the hostage Henry III from Simon de Montfort, he is riding high on a wave of royal praise at the conclusion of the battle. But that favor with the king is short-lived.
Henry, once again in power after the death of de Montfort, is determined to rid his country of the de Montfort-supporting rebels once and for all. This includes a campaign of harassment against the nobles who supported de Montfort through the years, namely, the House of de Shera.The House of de Lohr and the House of de Shera are linked by blood, and when Henry orders that a de Shera heiress be removed from Rochester Abbey and placed in Henry's custody as a hostage to ensure the House of de Shera behavior, Chad races to Rochester to remove his distant cousin from the abbey before Henry can take her hostage.
Chad's noble act to save Alessandria de Shera is the first step in a chain of events that sees the House of de Lohr increasingly turned against the king. Determined to take Alessandria back to Cheshire where she will be protected by her warlord brother, it's a race through England as Chad and Alessandria stay one step ahead of Henry's men in their pursuit to capture her. Aided by Davyss de Winter and Bose de Moray, the journey of Chad and Alessandria takes them through life, death, great hardship, fear, and finally passion beyond what they could have ever imagined.
There is an eventual showdown between Henry and the House of de Lohr once Chad and Alessandria are cornered. Will Henry finally claim Alessandria? Or will Chad ultimately defeat the man he once saved?
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