For generations the Noble Knights have been in service to the King. Following a strict code of conduct, they preserve the peace in Chessington, the Kings chosen city, and rule its citizenry. Sir Gavin is a young and promising Noble Knight, devoted to King and Code.
Then a peasant disrupts the tranquility of Chessington, brazenly challenging the Code while claiming to be the son of the Kinga Prince. When it is learned that he is actively training a force of men in defiance of the law, the stranger is arrested and executed. But his Followers continue to defy the Code, and Sir Gavin swears to destroy this threat to Chessingtonuntil he himself is grievously wounded in battle. As he faces his own death, Gavin is saved by someone who will transform his heart and change his life