A Knight held prisoner by his painful past, a silent Maiden willing to set him free. A fickle King with plans for them both...
Nineteen year-old Mistress Reina of Kenwick knows a lot about adversity. Deaf from a childhood illness, she is about to be banished to a convent by her cold and distant father.
Baron Fulke of Erlegh has a tragic past. Throwing himself into a life of battle and debauchery, the king removes him from the field and commands him to take a bride.
King Henry I is a changed man. After losing his only son and heir in the White Ship sinking, he intends to name his daughter the first Queen of England. Seeking advantage over his powerful enemies, he discovers Reina’s unique ability to read lips and separates the lovers. Under threat of harm to Fulke, the king coerces her to spy for him under the guise of his current mistress.
In a war between his loyalty to the crown and his growing love for Reina, Fulke and his courageous band of knights enact a plan that will either free Reina from the king's grip or see all of them executed for treason.
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