An unrealizable love
After the death of her beloved husband Aljona returns to her uncle's castle, who wants her to be married as soon as possible. The young widow has many devotees, nevertheless she finds no one, who could replace Matthew – until she meets Philip. Her initial respect and admiration for him changes into deep love, but she has to hide it from him and the world, because Philip is a monk.
The civil war takes its toll. The loss of her cousin causes Aljona to rethink. Is there any chance for her love? Or does she have to forget Philip? Which role does her friend and intimate Brian play? Are they strong enough to defeat the enemies?