Jinissa knew that she was risking her own life when she saved that of a child. Using witchcraft would not endear her to the people of the village - and she is right. |
But the people in the village are thwarted in their bid to bring her to deadly justice when Lord Stephan appears, on a mission from the king. The witch is to be brought to the king, and he is just the man to do it. Lord Stephan won't trust the witch. He's convinced that there has to be something to the stories about her. Having to rely on her, entrust his very life into her hands... It's just not going to happen.
Jinissa is left to wonder whether hanging might have been the better option, but while there is still a chance for her, she won't give up. The journey ahead would be a difficult one, even more so as the forbidding and harsh Lord Stephan seemed determined to give his captive no quarter.
With her life in his hands, the unlikely pair embark on a difficult journey that proves to be more than a simple road trip. It becomes a journey of discovery about themselves, and each other.
Can Lord Stephan overcome his prejudices and accept Jinissa for what she is - or will he condemn her for it? And can Jinissa waken love in her captor's battle-scarred heart that has seen more hate than love, and is unwilling to trust?