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Eve, or Lady Kaolin, is the daughter of a Mediaeval War Lord, and has resided within the confining walls of Avolire Castle from the day she was born. Her Father - a drunkard and tyrant, and her Mother, missing for fifteen years. Captured, as castle rumour had it, by the alluring but dangerous Fair Folk that dwell in the forest beneath the mountain.
Afraid that they might come for his daughter next, Lord Kaolin refuses to let Eve step foot outside the imposing castle gates. Imprisoned, and with the looming threat of arranged marriage, she makes an irrational dash for escape on the dawn of her eighteenth - only to run into a handsome violet eyed Fae who is not as monstrous as his kind had always seemed.
But with her Father's new found wrath after her disappearance comes his intent on destroying everything she loves. Eve must find a way to stop him before her beloved forest and people are burned into ashes, and her new home gone forever.