1306 – Scotland
Adam Macintosh was there when Robert the Bruce killed Sir John Comyn and destroyed his family home. Sir John’s men staged an ambush and Adam, seriously wounded, has gone home to Castle Moy to recuperate only to find his father, Angus Macintosh, is dying and has named his son as the next laird. Leod Macpherson, who wants to be chieftain of the Macintosh and Macphereson clans, claims a cripple like Adam isn’t man enough to be laird.
Gwenyth Comyn, Sir John’s daughter, vowed not to rest until her father’s killer is dead. She has been taken captive and is a servant in Leod’s keep. When she is brutally assaulted, she accuses Adam, and is given the choice of having him killed or forcing him into a sham, handfast marriage. She saves his life by choosing marriage, but can a knight of Robert the Bruce and the daughter of Sir John Comyn live in peace?