A gripping historical romance set in Tudor England during the reign of Elizabeth I
July 1575: Queen Elizabeth and her court are staying at Kenilworth Castle, home of the Earl of Leicester, during the summer months.
Leicester knows this is his last attempt to marry the Queen and he's organised a lavish week of musical entertainments, dancing and firework displays. Yet despite his attachment to Elizabeth and his driving ambition to be her King, he is unable to resist the seductive wiles of Lettice, Countess of Essex. Their adulterous relationship is fast becoming an open secret and the Queen is not at all happy about it.
Suspicious of a growing intimacy between Robert and Lettice, Elizabeth employs Lucy Morgan, a young black singer and court entertainer, to spy on the couple. But Lucy, who was raised by a spy in London, uncovers much more than she bargains for.
Because among the court entertainers a plot has been hatched to assassinate Elizabeth. And only Lucy can save her...