Praise for Laura Kinsale: "Magic and beauty flow from Laura Kinsale's pen." -Romantic Times "Readers should be enchanted." -Publishers Weekly "One of the best writers in the history of the romance genre." -All About Romance "Laura Kinsale delivers powerful, unique romance." -Amanda Quick "A writer who always provides a triumphant novel." -Affaire de Coeur An impossible inventor? Ransom Falconer, Duke of Damerell, is sent to see if Merlin Lambourne, the famous inventor, has created a truly magnificent innovation that can be used in the war against Napoleon. What Ransom doesn't realize is that Merlin is a woman, and not everyone wants to see her invention become a reality? With dreams of flight? Merlin Lambourne is a brilliant yet slightly eccentric scientist whose dream is to build a flying machine. Nothing can distract her from her goals, and Ransom offers her refuge at his estate-a safe haven to work on her invention undisturbed. But when Merlin's dream puts them both at risk, Ransom must overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both theirlives?