In 1875, in the woods bordering a horse farm in Kentucky, Magnolia “Maggie” Bathurst meets the knight her deceased father had promised her. Hell-bent and running from her stepfather, she trips over her cavalier’s bullet-riddled body floating in a shallow ditch.
At the same moment in 1375, the son of an English traitor to the crown, Sir James MacArthur, is trying to save his adopted sister from an arranged marriage to a man who beats women. In the escape, the Morrigan, the Gaelic goddess of battle, death, and resurrection, rearranges “Mac’s” life.
As all his days were faithful to his knight’s pledge, the Morrigan decides Mac’s life is worth redeeming, and so he is resurrected, but in the dead body of the spoiled, rich, criminal son of the Pig King of Cincinnati. Maggie knows the body as the notorious Randolph “Randy” McMillan, con man, thief, possible murderer, ladies’ man.
For Mac, this new body doesn’t have a mass of angry burn scars in place of a groin. For the first time since the age of five, he discovers he has a “flagship” that works. And he wants to float it with Maggie.