If she must hand-fast she would ride beside a true lord, neither a tyrannous master nor a besotted slave. But it was better to hold her own honor. Safe from blows and shame – and bars hemming her in – bars that seemed grey as death the longer she looked at them.
Armed with a Damascus dagger, a young girl begins an adventure beyond fear.
Slavers seize Kyrin Cieri from the medieval Britain and sail for Araby. With a dagger from her murdered mother’s hand, an exiled warrior from the East, and a peasant girl, Kyrin finds mystery, martial skill, and friendship closer than blood.
The falcon dagger pursues her through tiger-haunted dreams, love and war in the Araby sands. Caught by the caliph’s court intrigue, Kyrin faces the sword that took her mother. She must find the heart of the falcon for the will to overcome, justice against hate, dagger against sword.