Queen Of Swords is set in 19th Century California where Tessa Alvarado, a Spanish beauty who masquerades as the avenging "Queen Of Swords", brings fear to evil and hope to good. A young Spanish aristocrat, Tessa Alvarado, returns to her California birthplace after the death of her father to find the once beautiful country in the hands of a military governor who rules with an iron fist, abusing his power and taxing his subjects to the point of starvation. The crimes against humanity, oppression and misery that surround Tessa choke her youthful idealism. Amidst rumors of her father's murder, her last bit of strength crumbles. In desperate and fevered dreams, a mysterious destiny is revealed. Tessa will take up arms to avenge her father's death, to protect the weak and to punish the unjust - behind the mask of the Queen Of Swords.