When Korvan Orm decided to live among the Pyrrans he was not prepared for the hatred so many felt for his people, the Travelers. He wasn't prepared to fall in love, either. When two thugs try to beat the Gypsy out of him, he is saved by the timely arrival of Avorra, Princess of the Realm. Suddenly, he's smitten with feelings he has no right to feel in a society that considers him an outcast, feelings that could get him killed. The visiting Prince Gregor of Vasulia has no love for the upstart Traveler but he does have plans for an alliance between his Royal House and the House of Pyrran. Can Korvan find a way to court the intriguing Princess and avoid the Prince's black arts? Or is this Traveler's tale going have a lonely ending?