Roselyn's life is changed forever after she is introduced to the Mummer King, a masked figure whose duty is to carry petitioners’ requests to the old pagan gods. In the presence of this forbidding stranger Roselyn dares to confront her secret and passionate needs. More
As the daughter of a forest woodsman, Roselyn’s life has always been simple and unadventurous. Compared frequently to her stunning younger sister, Rooselyn has never forgotten that she stands second place in their widowed mother’s heart. Everything changes for her family, however, after her sister accepts the marriage proposal of the once-cursed and handsome Prince Michael.
Enduring the dour courtiers at the prince’s castle is definitely not Roselyn’s idea of fun. Soon she becomes friends with a pair of lively young men who are equally bored with the court. When the three venture secretly to a Fair outside of Michael’s dominion, Roselyn witnesses sensuous sights that remind her of the frustrated desires she has always ignored. That night Roselyn is introduced to the Mummer King, a masked figure whose duty is to carry petitioners’ requests to the old pagan gods. In the presence of this forbidding stranger Roselyn dares to confess her secret and passionate needs.
Upon the return to Prince Michael’s castle Roselyn is confronted with an ancient evil that has been unleashed upon the court. Hope of defeating this monstrous force arrives in a most unexpected hero - one who will not only challenge Michael’s reign and but more so, Roselyn’s dubious beliefs about love.