Trevan Chynoweth, the busy Duke of Penrose, returns to Cornwall to find his impatient “almost” fiancée, Morwenna “Wenna” Penrose, promised to another man. Trevan is not willing to give his long-time love up so easily. He is determined to win her back.
Wenna soon realizes she must decide if she will give Trevan the opportunity to prove his love for her or keep her promise to her betrothed.Trevan’s cousin, Gabriel Chynoweth, the Earl of St. Mabyn, fights his sudden, physical attraction to Wenna’s sister, Senny, a woman whom he has always regarded as a dear friend and sister. His fear of wounding her feelings holds him back from taking any action until he understands just what it is he feels for her.
Senny has dreamed of marrying Gabriel for years. When she suspects Gabriel just might feel more than “brotherly” love for her, she feels she must take the chance to realize her dream. She does worry that the Earl’s reputation could be tarnished by marrying her, a woman known in St. Mabyn for being away with the Piskies.
Lady Tuesday Inwood is the sister of Lord Silverley, an Avalon Society member who fell in the recent fight against the Brown Coats in London. She is determined to join the Avalon Society members in avenging her brother’s death.
Jack Drayton, the Earl of Elveston, has long been attracted to Lady Tuesday. Knowing that the only way he could have her is with an offer of marriage has been enough to stop him from pursuing her. He has always considered Lady Tuesday to be trouble and finds out how much trouble she can be when Tuesday decides to sneak away from her home and follow him to Cornwall!
The Avalon Society converges upon The Duke of Penrose’s home, Menadue, on Bodmin Moor, to translate the ancient scrolls found months before in a secret underground chamber in Glastonbury. While doing so, they discover yet another clue that leads to the most important relic of all. They search for clues hidden in Cornwall, while trying to protect themselves from the Brown-Coats.
The leader of the Knights of the Brown Order and his brown-coated army are determined to find the Holiest of relics first. They will stop at nothing to get to it.