When Bryanís brother Leary is accosted by a strange horse spirit they nickname Puca, the incident causes him to run into Niamh and her family, quite literally. Niamh finds herself coming to Bryan and his brotherís rescue for the evening, as Leary is quite rattled by his ride on the strange horse. They are all on their way to the fair celebrated by all of the people in the region.
Throughout the fair Bryan tries several times to convince Niamh to become his lover for the duration of the fair. Several times she refuses to give into his requests, even after she realizes how much her heart cares for him. She asks him to discover what all women want in return for her. But deep down she knows one of his noble blood with his destiny could never be happy in a match with a lowly farm girl like herself.
As love triumphs between Bryan and Niamh there is constant action at the fair. The background of this novel is entertaining. There is also a rival factor between Bryan and his cousin Ardal. That rivalry keeps the action moving.
This is a wonderful novel for any historical fan. There is the added bonus that a lot of the background story contains horses or talks a lot about them as you try to discover what is motivating the strange Puca to terrorize men. And last but not least, there is a bit of magic surrounding the Puca and his presence. This is a novel sure to be loved by all!