A novel of the short life of the daughter of Robert Bruce follows her dismissal when her father took an English wife, her return to him when he was crowned in 1306 and her subsequent captivity that came with English pursuit. Though Bannockburn freed her, Marjorie, who loved the out of doors more than women's ways, was always a misfit. Her marriage to Walter, the High Steward of Scotland, gentled her somewhat and before her untimely death she bore a son who was to become the first Stewart king. The tugs of war, the struggle against vassalage, the mounting tensions- these are the things that the older Marjorie had only a small time to experience. An intelligent interpretation.