As Victoria is crowned queen, a disinherited branch of the powerful Ballinger family is determined to rebuild their fortune as merchants. Young Ross Ballinger is sent to China, where he begins a bittersweet love affair. Back in England, Connor Maginnis works as a fancy man, biding his time until he can seek revenge on the Ballingers for what they did to his father. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1993.