The red-headed Karin is strong-willed and determined, something she inherited from her father. She tries to keep her true nature a secret to avoid being deemed a traitor by those loyal to the king.
Karin and her father butt heads over her duty to her family and the Czech Crown. She is then sequestered to the Royal Viscount's hunting lodge. Not aware of everything that is happening, she becomes the target of an individual with murderous intent. Her heart soon becomes entangled though her father intends to wed her to another.
The turmoil inside Karin deepens and reflects the turmoil of her homeland, on the brink of the Hussite Wars.