Sir Nicholas Beringar, the new castellan of Ravenmoor Castle, is trying to gain the trust of the locals. It doesn't help that one of the locals has started stealing from the Englishman in his employ. When he catches the young man, he makes him his squire instead of punishing him.
What Nicholas doesn't know, is that his new squire is really Lady Elizabet Armstrong. She needed a way into Ravenmoor to see if her people were ok. Her brother and father were put into the dungeon by the previous castellan.
What will Nicholas do when he finds out that his squire is not who he thinks he is?
This is my first book by Cosby but it definitely won't be my last. I sat down and read the book in one sitting as I didn't want to put it down.
I love that Elizabet was willing to do anything to help her people, even if that meant going into the place where her family was being held captive. She didn't want to like Nicholas because of all the awful things that his predecessor did, but he showed Elizabet that he was a much better man through his actions with the prisoners and his interactions with her (whom he thought was an orphan that had been wrongly used by others).
I can't wait for the next book in the series which stars Elizabet's brother Giric, the Earl of Terrick.