This story takes place long ago, in a time when the Celts were under threat from all sides. The Saxons, the Welsh, and the Irish all want to settle in the rich land of Briton. The Romans have left, leaving the Celts to fend for themselves. The land is divided into kingdoms, with each king jealously guarding his borders. Only the strong stand, the weak fall.
An old warrior and a young woman are all that are left of their village after a Saxon raid. They embark on a journey to find help and a new home. King Arthur, in the south, needs to be made aware of what is happening in the far reaches of his kingdom.
The world is not a safe place for a young girl, innocent of the ways of men. She soon finds herself being used as a pawn in a game between kings. Her sexual awakening comes at a price, as does her life. She finds that in order to survive, she has to learn many new skills.