When Merry's father tells her that she is to be married to a man she has never met, she is angry. However, upon meeting her betrothed, and after discovering his dark secret, anger gives way to fear. So she disguises herself as a boy and hides on a ship that sails under the orders of a malevolent benefactor, thinking herself safe. But unfortunately for her, Lord Fitch is not done with her yet. More
Merry is a young girl whose father decides that it is time for her to grow up and get married- to the richest man in the kingdom. Why such a man as Lord Gregory Fitch would agree to marry someone of her stature is beyond her, but she thinks little of it until she arrives at his manor just before the wedding is to take place. Upon coming across a horrible scene in her future husband's home, she decides to run away. Cutting her hair and donning the clothes of a boy, Merry passes herself off as a boy on a ship where all the occupants are searching for the Fountain of Youth at the direction of a malevolent benefactor. Can she keep her identity hidden from the man who searches for her? Or even more difficult, the men she lives with? And what will happen if they do find the Fountain of Youth?