Lissia always knew she was doomed.
The illegitimate child of her dead, adulterous mother, she has always been the village pariah, ignored by her neighbors and spurned by her stepmother, stepfather and three half-siblings.
So perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that she's been sold to the Manor.
The Manor, the place where their cruel Prince collects a young woman every ten years and torments her for his sadistic enjoyment. The place of nightmares and dark magic, where screams and inhuman howls can be heard through the night, the place from where no one returns the same as they arrived...
Lissia has no reason to return to the village that scorned her, but she is determined to live, and not be broken by the cruelty of the Prince: a dangerous, arrogant man, one of the few in possession of magic that keeps him young and handsome forever.
And as she navigates this new, dangerous world of magic and learns of a plot against her own life, she discovers secrets about her past, about her mother's past, and a love that will change everything.