Book II of The Lay Lines trilogy. Marie de France, poet and lover of the famed Richard the Lionheart is determined to free her faithful knight Llew from the spell that has transformed him into a swan. But to do so she must travel from France to St. Non’s Well in the magical land of Wales. Frustration mounts as the very heavens themselves seem to conspire against Marie’s departure from the court of Richard’s father, Henry II, at Anjou. And when she at last embarks for Britain she must interrupt her journey to pay homage to Richard’s brilliant, exiled mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, at Salisbury. On reaching Eleanor’s court, Marie’s strange and vivid dreams of an ethereal lady of the flowers are the first hint of the machinations of the magical Otherworld in Llew’s fate. So begins an extraordinary adventure will will change Marie’s life for ever.