'Marie de France, the young wife of an elderly Breton lord, finds the course of her life forever changed by an encounter with a mysterious knight in a deep and dangerous forest filled with magic. A year later, newly widowed, and on her way to her ancestral home, Marie comes face to face with another aspect of her destiny in a passionate encounter with the famous Richard the Lionheart. Like Marie, Richard is a poet and troubadour. But he's also the second son of the king of England, Henry Plantagenet, and his wife, Eleanor d'Aquitaine, not to mention betrothed to the king of France's daughter... But something even more dangerous than the political considerations of kings is stalking Marie, and when long shape-shifting shadows from the past reach out to claim her, she must face their terrifying powers...'.
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Quant de lais faire m'entrement
Ne voil ublier Bisclavret;
Bisclavert ad nun en bretan,
Garwaf l'apelent li Norman.
For all the lays that I have told,
Must the tale of Bisclavret unfold;
Bisclavret of Breton fame,
Werewolf, the Normans call his name.
(from Marie de France, Bisclavret)