In the wee hours of dawn, The Beast’s curses echo throughout the stone manor. A knife clatters to the floor and a feisty young widow is bound, blindfolded, and led to the altar.
She wonders how the king could possibly have sanctioned this farce. After all, she alone transformed a few mud huts and starving serfs into a flourishing town, never once hesitating to pay generous taxes. Abandon her beloved people to be ruled by her new husband, an ignorant knight? Never!
The former Templar is dumbfounded. Is this some cruel jest or an evil conspiracy? After returning from the Holy wars, he accepts a small parcel of land from the King. However, the reward comes with a serious impediment. He must marry this alleged witch.
Hanging? Inquisition? Don’t worry. There’s a HEA for this couple and no cliffhangers!