Normandy 1067 -- William may have conquered England, but it is a conquest of a different kind that one English earl has in mind .. .
Victorious at Hastings, William has returned to Normandy in triumph, accompanied by the English nobles he cannot trust to leave behind. For Waltheof of Huntingdon, however, rebellion is not at the forefront of his thoughts. From the moment he catches sight of Judith, daughter of the King's formidable sister, he knows he has found his future wife.
But is the match between Saxon earl and Norman lady made in heaven or hell? Waltheof and Judith must choose between their feelings for each other and older loyalties. Meanwhile, the reputation of the young Norman Simon de Senlis is flourishing.