Outlawed for murder, a mercenary who has sold his services to the French king, Ruari Fraser returns from the battle at Calais victorious but badly wounded. He wants only to see Scotland again and if he is to die, then let it be on Scottish soil.
Alix was a strong-willed, bold child the last time she saw Ruari and watched him ride away with no certainty she would ever see him again. She has loved him all her life, but the man who returns is changed by the things he’s done, the places he’s been, and the wounds he carries.
In a battle of wills, by sheer determination and her healing skills, she refuses to let him die. As Ruari fights to reclaim his life and his place in the clan, two strong-willed people face an uncertain future, and a destiny of blood and the heart. The English King has sent his army to Stirling in an attempt to claim the Scottish throne from the fledgling young king.
In a bold and dangerous move, Ruari provides the key for standing down the English army much to the bitter disappointment of an old enemy from that last battle where he was so badly wounded—Sir John Blackwood. A cruel and brutal man, Blackwood is determined to claim the Fraser landhold of Lechlede, his wife’s birthright as the daughter of the old chieftain of Clan Fraser. His ambitions for the landhold and Fraser wealth puts him on a collision course with Ruari Fraser.
In a bloody confrontation, alone, refusing to risk the political danger to Clan Fraser and a fragile peace, Ruari tracks down Blackwood who has torn the lovers apart. There in the old garrison at Cu Lodain, a place and a battle that will echo down through history, he will take his REVENGE.