Trained as a mercenary soldier, Darius was a man of decisive action. He was also a man of compassion. Seeing a young slave woman about to become the spoils of war, he claimed her for his own. Marrying her before God and king, he made her a free and respectable soldier's wife.
Brice was born a slave. Abused and beaten, she learned quickly to avoid being noticed and to stay away from men. When her master's walls fell to enemy forces, she ran, but not fast enough. In Darius' offer she found deliverance, but experience had taught her to fear power such as his. Could she trust in his protection, or had she traded one form of slavery for another?
This book took me on a journey to the past of Medieval times and made me fall in love with Darius and Brice while they found something they didn't know they were missing, love and trust in another. Darius with his rough exterior, yet kind heart, and Brice with her battered childhood and inability to trust anyone, pulled at my heart. I felt her pain as I was pulled into this story from the beginning. Darius was a mercenary and Brice was a young slave. Her life was a struggle and she trusted no one. When he rescued her she was wary, wondering what he wanted in return. This story takes you on their journey. The battles that surround them and the dangers that lurk gives the story the mystery that keeps you turning the pages until you get to the end.. The villain will surprise you, but no spoiler from me. This is fasted paced and a book I would recommend you take the time to read. You will not regret it. I give it ***** five stars.