Clementia, Countess of Catanzaro. Beautiful, haughty, and dangerous enough that she must be brought to heel by the King of Sicily and his scheming Chancellor. The man for the task is the warrior Matteo Bonnello. In this charming, audacious adventurer Clementia may have met her match, but Matteo has ambitions of his own. She discovers a man who may be enemy, captor, ally and lover all at once. In a royal court swamped by plots and power plays, an assassin's dagger lurks behind every column. To seize a future together, Matteo and Clementia must defy history itself.