"I will always protect you, Maria.", He whispered, holding her close. "I know you will. But I need you to come back to me, always.", Her voice broke with every word she said. "I promise, love, I will never leave you." "Good. Because I don't know what I would do if you leave." ★★★ A man running from his past, a maiden ready to save him from it. A soldier out of time, a lady at her prime. A prince ready to pay the price, the lady who was the price. What happens when two opposite worlds collide and how often the past affects the present.