Serendipity has a unique way of making lovers of strangers, and enemies of friends. The King has decreed that his niece, Eleanor, should marry his favorite knight, Matheus, to unite the houses of York and Lancaster, and prevent the looming cousins war. Can the young widower, adept in battle but tormented by his past, tame the daughter of a she-wolf who is determined to control her own destiny? Stirred by her beauty, Matheus finds his blood heat just at the mention of her name. His heart knows it, and there is telepathy in hearts. Once the champion of her childhood, he will need all his strength and skill to protect her once more. There are forces at work which strive to keep the couple apart. Ultimately, it is up to Eleanor to embrace her pagan heritage to save Matheus, and England. But will she choose her fierce desire to be free over duty?