'Nothing is further away than one second ago.'
Wales 1294 — a country rising in violent rebellion against the hated English king.
Megan Lynch — a high-school sophomore from Virginia Beach, recently arrived in North Wales to stay with her grandmother. A girl about to get badly out of her depth . . . and time!
Following the death of her Navy SEAL father in Afghanistan, Megan is packed off to stay with her grandmother in North Wales. That means a new school to go along with the new country.
"Go stay with your gran for a while, it'll keep you out of trouble." Megan's mother said — famous last words.
In her mom's defense, she could never have predicted the remarkable events that unfolded in the ruins of Flint Castle that afternoon. She certainly wouldn't have known about the strange Welshman or the pendant he gave Megan. Even then, if it hadn't been for the encounter with a local bully, Megan might still be wandering around the ruins of a thirteenth century castle, instead of a fully functioning one.
Her striking resemblance to the king's daughter is initially her saving grace, but the inability to speak Norman French arouses suspicions, and she knows her luck cannot last. Thankfully, help is at hand in the shape of Hugh, the handsome young knight's squire with a secret of his own.
Their friendship grows as they attempt to stay one step ahead of Hugh's father as he tracks down his rebellious son. It is a journey that takes them across an oppressed medieval Wales in the throes of an uprising. It is a dangerous world of chain mail, dungeons, crossbows, lynch mobs and burning towns.
There are compensations though; unpolluted air, stunning scenery, imposing stone castles in their full splendor, and of course, Hugh.
Will Megan make it back to her everyday world of Snapchat, Instagram, and Same-Day Delivery? Will she even want to?