Arthur is dead. Surrounded by traitors and usurpers, Guenevere must defend the empire. Aided by Bedivere, Gareth and Lancelot she strives to settle the uneasy nation. But when faced with unthinkable treachery, she is swept into an alien life – into the depths of servitude to a Saxon thane who is unaware of her identity. He is a dreamer with a magnificent mind – so like Arthur. She will toil for him, take up arms for him and challenge his very soul.