A Warrior King Vowed To Celibacy -- And His Beautiful Young Bride Aflame With Desire... They had come together in an arranged marriage. Edmund, the Anglo-Saxon ruler of an embattled kingdom, vowing himself to celibacy to purge a haunting guilt. And the lovely Aleen -- his untouched bride tormented by her awakening womanhood -- suddenly fleeing to a nunnery to shelter herself from the mounting tide of burning physical need rising within her. Here, in a rapturous romantic epic, is a man of awesome power and passionate emotion, and the young woman who tantalized him with desire until, in trembling, triumphant consummation of their undeniable love, she stirred the fires of his heart anew...