Unexpectedly, Deirdre's ambitions shatter. She is ordered to accompany her older sister Nia to learn the manners and feminine wiles of court life.
Then crisis hits Camelot. Allegiances are challenged. Perceptions change. A prophecy foretelling the fall of King Arthur threatens to become reality.
As danger threatens everywhere Deirdre learns castle life is more than sewing and gossip. She quickly discovers the pitfalls of entertaining amorous knights. She becomes embroiled in ruthless plot that takes her far from all she knows and tests her once thwarted ambitions to confront life bravely.