Saxon Lady Ariel of Elmstead disguises herself as a boy and leads her father's men to fight the Norman invaders. Her goal is to find the knight who left her with child the year before. Knowing nothing about him, not even his name, she hopes to meet him on the battlefield, which is all that is left to her.
During the battle of Hastings, Broc St. Ceneri takes a young Saxon boy as his hostage, and offers to train him as a knight. Granted Elmstead as his own, he intends to search for the woman he had met there and was not able to forget.
With Broc unable to see through her disguise, Ariel must decide whether to risk all by revealing her secret, or say nothing and lose the man who owns her heart.