Isolde's time has come at last. The Queen of Ireland lies dying, relinquishing years of misrule to her patient and lovely daughter. But on all sides Isolde faces cruel opposition. Sir Breccan, one of the old Queen's knights, is determined that Ireland succumbs to the rule of men. In Cornwall, Sir Andred, nephew of Isolde's feckless and unloving husband, King Mark, is preparing to rise against her. Through all her trials, Isolde can count on Sir Tristan of Lyonesse, her faithful love of many years. But a French princess has heard of Tristan's prowess and pledges to make him her own. Cast adrift, Tristan encounters a temptation he has never faced before. Alone and under attack, can Isolde save her kingdom and her love?
Rosalind Miles is the prize-winning author of eighteen works of fiction and non-fiction. As a journalist, Rosalind was a founder contributor to both the LITERARY REVIEW and WORKING WOMEN IN BRITAIN. She has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black and the Whitbread Awards and in 1990 she won the Network Award for outstanding achievement in the field of writing.