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The year is 797, and William the Hebrew, known as “Hooknose,” is one of Charlemagne’s vassals. And it is to this valiant warrior, victor of a thousand battles, that the emperor entrusts the most delicate of missions: to bring him back Witgar, wife of the proud and untameable King of Burgundy, who has fled to Moorish lands… Hooknose sets off to find her, and punish her for running away, but soon finds his heart stirred by this special woman. She is not fit for such an age, where others determine her life and destiny for her — whom to marry, and when to give birth. In the end, Hooknose will decide to take up her cause and defend her before Charlemagne himself.