The true stone of Destiny remains hidden, but now comes a new battle to determine who will hold the sword of kings.
Defying the wishes of her laird and brother, Lael of the dun Scoti takes up her sword to fight beside the MacKinnons to return Keppenach to its rightful heir--to Broc Ceannfhionn. She'll risk everything to keep the stronghold out of the hands of King Henry's Butcher, including her life.
They call him The Butcher, but not even Henry's henchman would hang a woman. Riding into the gates on winged fury, Jaime cuts the raven-haired beauty down from the gallows only to find himself a willing prisoner of her heart. In the end, only a bond of love between bitter enemies can bring healing to broken nations.