Fearless men, their allegiance is to one another, to the oppressed, and to the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Sword-and they must never surrender to the passionate yearnings of their noble hearts.A Lady of LoveBeautiful, peace-loving Rowena knows that Stryder of Blackmoor is a warrior, and is therefore a man to be shunned.But something burns in the eyes of this powerful knight that she has never seen in others of his kind: a tenderness, and a need to love and be loved. Yet to enter his world would be madness-against every principle by which she has lived her life-so she must resist the yearning that would draw her into his arms.A Man of WarDuty bound to battle for right, Stryder has never desired the comforts of home and hearth-until he gazed upon the exquisite face and form of the incomparable Rowena. He dares not succumb to her sensuous charms, for Stryder is a man sworn to know no love. But when treachery and danger threaten, the noble knight must stand as the unsuspecting lady's champion-though his actions could cost him his honor, his heart. . . and his forbidden dream of happiness.