The first modern reprinting of Shakespeare forger and novelist William-Henry Ireland's 1805 Gothic classic Gondez the Monk tells the tale of King Robert Bruce, who following his defeat on the field of Methven, together with a small band of loyal followers, seeks refuge in Monastery of Saint Columba on the isle of Oronza. Slowly, they realize that his refuge, under power of the malicious Abbot Gondez, is a prison of unspeakable Gothic horrors: subterreaneous torture chambers, demon consorts, sexual slavery and necromancy. Hope resides in the incorruptable Huberto Avinzo, an orphan longing to know more about his parents. Aided by the Weird Sisters, Huberto will uncover the shocking story of his own past, and fall in love with Ronilda the Fair. But can he save her from Gondez's base sexual desires?