Maven is lady in waiting to Princess Margaret, and she is also her spy, sleeping with men to gain their secrets. Sir Walter is one of those men, and when Maven is sent to his bed she longs instead for Barlow, the squire she loves from afar. But is it really Walter who holds her in his arms or is something magical afoot?
As the princesses travel south to the English border, time is running out for Maven and Barlow. How can they escape their powerful masters and be together?