When her own first child is tragically still born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her charge is the newborn princess, Catherine de Valois, already caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. Mette and the child form a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position. As Catherine approaches womanhood she becomes enmeshed in the schemes of two powerful princes. Her brother the Dauphin and the sinister Duke of Burgundy will both try to use her to further the cause of France. Catherine is powerless to stop them but after the French defeat at the Battle of Agincourt the tables turn and suddenly her currency has never been higher or the risks greater. Can Mette protect her from the forces that seek to harm her or will her loyalty to Catherine also place Mette herself in danger?