In ancient China, Princess Lian and her younger brother, Zhao, flee for their lives when their father, the Emperor, is murdered by his ambitious eldest son Shing. Pursued by Shing’s soldiers, the royal runaways hire battle weary Briton, Arken, who’s wandered east to escape memories of the Crusades, and an unlikely romance blooms between the refined Han princess and the rough English man of war. But Arken has a secret from his past. A Moor has tracked him half way across the world seeking revenge. Worlds collide when his past endangers Lian, Zhao and ultimately, the throne.