By Birthright, she was Baronne du Valseme - but the black-haired maiden was robbed of her legacy by plundering Norsemen. Now she returns to her former home, to be offered against her will as a bride to the enemy . . .
A powerful blond warrior of the North, his passions were inflamed by Brienne's bold spirit and sensual beauty. But his aching desire to bed her will imperil both of their lives . . .
Their two peoples were joined in a delicate and uneasy peace - but destiny decreed that Brienne and Rurik would join in an everlasting, enthralling love . . .