Alyce was sixteen when she married Hubert, Lord Fleury and learned that married bliss meant a brutal attack on her wedding night by a husband who only wanted to beget heirs. She believed that her life was ending until Michael Amourant, a wandering Troubadour, came to the castle to sing his haunting love songs. As she looked into his eyes, new but adulterous hope was born in her. Under the hostile eyes of the castle servants Alyce and Michael began to love secretly, passionately. But their passion was too dangerous to live; it was only a matter of time before someone saw fit to tell the vengeful Lord Fleury that his wife was unfaithful.