A new generation ascends the throne of Vannin.
The dramatic conclusion to The Hearts of Ellan Vannin Trilogy.
Prince Manfred knows King Roan didn't take him under his wing out of the goodness of his heart. It was to keep his treasonous father Godfrey under control, assuring peace in the kingdom of Vannin.
Yet a bond of loyalty and friendship develops between the two men as Manfred, under Roan's fosterage, turns into a fine warrior. But that loyalty is torn apart when Roan discovers Manfred's secret ambitions-and love for his daughter, the gentle, blind Princess Rosette. In an instant, Roan's benevolence transforms to bitter rage, forcing Manfred to take drastic measures to achieve his dreams.
Kidnapped from her secluded, tranquil life at Rushen Abbey, Rosette finds herself an unwilling queen to Manfred. No matter how sweetly he woos her, he will forever be the man who usurped her father's place on the throne.
Amidst distrust, betrayal and invasion, who will make the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor?