Her father is determined to make her pay. It was just over a year ago that Princess Ettarde -- her hand promised in marriage to the power-hungry Lord Basil -- escaped to the mantle of Sherwood Forest. There, Ettarde joined Rowan Hood's band of misfit teens, an outlaw-in-the-making and a princess no more.
But now her father is determined to recapture her and barter her hand for peace. He will do anything. Even use his wife -- Ettarde's mother -- as bait. In a cage. In the middle of Sherwood Forest. Ettarde will not stand for it. Neither will Rowan Hood.
Nancy Springer delivers a stirring battle of wit and courage in this, the third in her Tales of Rowan Hood.