Alberic has never gotten the thing he most desires: acknowledgement. But everything is about to change. While serving in battle with the king, Alberic slays a baron and his son. As a reward for his loyalty, the king bestows the baron's family ring on Alberic, granting him all of the baron's holdings on one condition: Alberic must marry one of the baron's daughters. Gwendolyn de Leon, daughter of the slain baron, is horrified at the idea of marrying the man who destroyed her family. So she plots to steal the key to her family's legacy: a magical ring that can cast a powerful spell. But there is only one problem-the ring is stuck on Alberic's finger.