Eada of Pevensey suddenly finds herself in posession of a box containing a mysterious document . . . and something even more extraordinary: the gift of second sight. Now she can actually "see" her chilling fate: a Norman invader with sea dark eyes riding across the fields to claim her lands and her love.
A reluctant soldier for William the Conqueror, Drogo de Toulon siezes the Pevensey lands as a right of conquest . . . and meets a woman who defies him at every turn - and arouses an uncontrollable desire. As war rages across a divided England the two lovers chart a course through battle and betrayal that could break their hearts - or seal their passions for all time . . .