The Queen's favorite cousin, renowned bachelor, traveller, trader, and explorer the Marquis Leopold De Vere has married an African girl of renown and status in her lands. Educated and cunning, she agrees reside in her new husband's strange homeland for love and knowledge of what has become of the people her lands have traded away. How will she make her way as a stranger in a land whose inhabitants would slip a knife in her back while smiling at her front? Will she find happiness with her husband or with the captivating young prince from her husband's enemy's homeland? Read to find out!