Jasmine, the youngest princess of Wynster, has secretly fallen for Trevor–a peasant clergyman. After accepting his faith as her own, she is faced with a dilemma. The clergyman will not court her further without the blessing of her family, yet the Queen will only consider one of noble blood or great wealth for the role of her husband. Despite his chivalry, Trevor’s request for her hand in marriage will be doomed before it is uttered.
Jasmine’s plea for her suitor dissolves into an outburst against her mother. The Queen orders her to recant her new faith and renounce her choice of husband. Jasmine refuses and is thrown into the dungeons.
Her resolve does not waver when a new prisoner is placed below—Trevor. When her beloved faces execution, Jasmine must endanger her own position in order to speak to the angry Queen. With one word, her mother can either spare his life or order both their deaths.