The sorceress Alcina lures heroes to her enchanted island and changes them into rocks, streams, trees, and animals. Her latest captive is the crusader Ruggiero. Bradamante (Ruggiero's fiancee), disguised as a man, and Melisso come in search of him. Alcina's sister Morgana soon becomes attracted to the disguised Bradamante. This causes her lover, Oronte, to be jealous. In the end, Ruggiero and Bradamante escape and destroy the magic powers of Alcina and Morgana.
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters