He was a legend on the battlefield, but Aric Neville, known throughout England as the White Lion, had had his fill of intrigue and bloodshed. So he threw down his sword and walked away, to live a solitary life, cultivating a reputation as a sorcerer. But his prized tranquility was shattered when the villagers brought him a bride. Gwenyth de Auburd was an ebony-haired beauty too impudent to ignore, and too tempting to resist. Soon, Aric found himself fight a losing battle against a rising desire for the luscious, willful maiden he had come to cherish as his wife.