From Baghdad to Byzantium, they would encounter a scorching desert heat, swirling sandstorms, and perilous adventure that would unveil their most secret desires and dreams.
Determined to locate his teacher and friend, who had disappeared during a spell gone awry, Warrick petitioned John of Cornwall, the famous astronomer, to help find him. But the dying stargazer would only assist Warrick if he promised to escort his daughter Sophia and a priceless crystal ball safely to Byzantium.
Sharp-tongued and argumentative, Sophia met her match in the powerful and intelligent Warrick. Though she often disagreed with him, he proved, time and again, worthy of her trust and so much more. And every moment alone with her protector was charged with the unbearable heat of suppressed desires and forbidden fantasies.