Melanie Dickerson, New York Times bestselling author, presents a fresh re-imagining of a classic, Mulan.
Mulan isn't scared to assume the role of a son and take on her father's soldier duties in war. What happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret?
Mulan is set to marry the village butcher for the benefit of her family, but her adventurous spirit can't handle that future. At the last minute, she pretends to be the son her father never had in order to take on his duties as a soldier, and ride off to fight to protect the castle of her liege lord's ally from the besieging Teutonic Knights.
Wolfgang and his brother Steffan leave Hagenheim along with several other soldiers to help their father’s ally in Poland. When they arrive, Wolfgang is surprised by the young soldier Mikolai who seems to either always be one step away from disaster, or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.
When Wolfgang learns his former rival and reluctant friend Mikolai is actually a girl, he sets out to protect her. But battle is a dangerous place where anything can happen, and usually does.
When Mulan discovers that her mother is accused of practicing witchcraft with healing herbs and skills, Mulan's only thought is of defending her. Can she trust Wolfgang to help, or will she only be able to save her mother by sacrificing her own life?