Lady Carina has boldly told her father, lord of the manor, that she will not marry the man he chose for her. Soon, she comes to know the power of love. Is it too late? Enemies assail the fortress, where her family, knights, and peasants fight to keep them out. Their horses and cattle have already been stolen leaving them with little chance for escape. Slipping out before dawn, Carina rushes toward the deep forest, hoping to reach the powerful dark knight her father told her about. Unknown to her, there is someone else she will meet in the woods. . .