This saga moves on into the Norman era. French is the first language as the sons of the Conqueror struggle to build their power bases. Duke Robert's younger brothers do not take no for an answer. Deva enters the bear pit as a starry eyed blond beauty. A woman uses what she has is this brave new man’s world. Her brothers are also courtiers and there hangs this tale. The Norman philosophy is simple. No fighting today then either hunt dead animal or raid neighbor’s manor. Master not at home make merry with mistress and then seek absolution from confessor. The Western Mediterranean is a Norman lake. Sicily, and the southern land mass of Italy falls to their advance. The men of our once proud Saxon family are embroiled with the princely band of brothers.Waldere and Hengist are set to crusade, Geffrey to guard their assets at home. King William the 2nd of England is content to allow his elder brother to carry the Crusader banner while he consolidates his Norman gains. Prince Henry, the younger balances one brother against another and covets more than his neighbors ’ox. Women if not a weakness are his passion. Deva if not quite the femme fatale may yield to a final demand. This battle of the sexes still has winners and losers.