"Fine, taut writing...packs an emotional punch." (The Times). Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou - two women who will stop at nothing to place their sons on the English throne. In exile in France with her young son Prince Edward, Margaret of Anjou at last gives up on promises of aid by King Louis and sets sail for England.
There, she will return her husband Henry to the throne - and ensure young Edward will be its heir. Meanwhile, Margaret Beaufort, separated from her son Henry of Richmond when he was an infant, sees the unrest surrounding the Lancastrian defeat as her chance to finally get him back. But the steps she takes to return her son imperil the kingdom and the throne's current occupant - King Edward IV.
With rebellions tearing the country apart, how far will each woman go to further the interests of their sons? And who can stand in their way?