"How can you stand to let him touch you, Eden? He's an injun!"
Those are the hateful words Eden's father flings at her when he tears her from the arms of her beloved. Young and idealistic, she believes passion will overcome the obstacle of her lover's Kiowa heritage; instead, the hatred and prejudice of two cultures at war force them apart.
"Her arms cling to you and your heart answers, but the woman will never be yours."
Such is the shaman's prediction about the beautiful girl he once adored, but Iron Hawk refuses to believe it. Eden's betrayal might have sent him to the white man's jail, but her smooth, pale body will still be his. A hardened warrior now, he believes her capture will satisfy his need for revenge; instead, her love will heal their hearts and bring a lasting peace to their people.