Birthright and privilege are the catalysts in this novel of passion, intrigue, and obsession. An arranged marriage weds Hastings of Trent to Severin of Langthorne. Severin is a warrior, strong and vigorous. Hastings is a healer, independent and loyal. He believes she should be malleable and obedient; she believes he should be less cold-blooded, less merciless. Can two individuals with fiery spirits find love? With a keen sense of history, plot twists aplenty, including the riddle of the mysterious property of Rosehaven, Catherine Coulter delivers a novel sure to captivate and charm.