By Lynne Reid Banks
In the aftermath of the murderous savagery among rival Scottish lairds, Bruce MacLennan instructions the development of a fort with a dungeon lower than. in the course of its building, he travels to the remote after which nearly unknown land of China, the place he joins a troop of mercenary squaddies -- all to distract him from his memories.
In a negative teahouse, he encounters the kid Peony, and, on impulse, buys her to be his attendant. regardless of his harshness towards her, she serves him faithfully. After many adventures, they go back to Scotland, the place MacLennan's citadel -- and his deliberate revenge -- look ahead to him.
Within those darkish partitions, Peony reveals a brand new existence and unforeseen happiness. For MacLennan the time has come to fill the dungeon with its destined prisoner. yet he doesn't dream of the poor accident -- person who won't lock away his previous enemy -- however the most beneficial individual in his life.
Celebrated writer Lynne Reid Banks takes us again to the fourteenth century during this compelling epic of 1 lord's sour fight, his quest for vengeance, and the tragic awakening of his frozen heart.