1210, Norfolk. England lies under an interdict, the churches are closed and the people terrified of dying in sin. When the Lord of the Manor dies, his loyal steward devises a terrible means of cleansing his soul of sin, and in doing so unwittingly sets in motion a curse pronounced fifty years before when a cunning woman was burned death. A young servant girl Elena becomes the unknowing focal point for decades of hatred, regret and misplaced love — and as the night terrors that plague her sleep grow ever darker, she makes a decision that will put not only her own life in dangers, but the lives of all around her. Treachery lurks in every shadow as King John’s brutal reign makes enemies of brothers, murderers of virgins and sinners of us al.