Anne de Bohun has a dark secret. A secret that threatens her life, and the future of the kingdom of England itself. Raised as a peasant girl, Anne's gift for healing saw her thrust into the dangerous heart of court affairs, and under the spell of the greatest love of her life, King Edward himself. Yet theirs is a forbidden passion, for Anne is the illegitimate daughter of Henry VI, the king usurped by the man she loves. Now exiled in Brugge, Anne struggles to find peace in a dangerous world of treachery and suspicion, where enemies masquerade as allies, and someone very powerful wants her dead.