When two little boys decide to play "knights rescuing the fair damsel in distress," they have no idea their prank will almost cost the life of the little girl. Years pass and tragedy befalls the now grown-up young heroine. She needs a true, valient knight to save herself and her family's honor. Well, a hero arrives, but he has a rather tarnished past and at first, he has only come to reclaim his master's stolen property, not to aide any ladies in distress. But, as luck would have it, the two become entangled in retrieving the ruby necklace. The novel ends up with the brave young hero and heroine leading a stealthy attack upon an evil woman who plans murder to extract her revenge. Will the young warrior finally save his true love?