Five Star, Mar 2005, 26.95, 303 pp.
In 1597, Will Trevallon is the Queen's fencing master; his twenty-one years old daughter Ardys is perhaps is best rival. They are happy until Will while in a tournament collapses and dies. Ardys grieves more than just the loss of her father and teacher; she has lost her best friend.
As Ardys tries to move on in her life, Desmond Kirkconnell has his own plans for the lass; he abducts her taking her to Ireland. As she falls in love with her rogue pirate, a rival Francois de la Roche abducts Ardys to use as a pawn to trap and destroy Desmond, who risks death to rescue his beloved.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner