In the summer of 1897, Fiona MacGillivray and her eleven-year-old son, Angus, arrive in Vancouver in time to hear the news--gold discovered in the Klondike! Fiona immediately sets off for Alaska, intent on opening a theatre. After on encounter with infamous gangster Soapy Smith and his henchman Paul Sheridan, she decides to pursue her ambitions on the other side of the border in Dawson City. As a dying man breathes his last, he passes on to Sheridan a map pointing due north to the fabled Gold Mountain, where hills of gold keep the heat from hot springs contained in a valley as warm as California. Sheridan is determined to become the king of Gold Mountain--and to marry Fiona and make her his queen.