No one ever realizes what they have until it's lost. For Ethel, ever since she was eight years old, her life was a complete mess of ups and downs - but most of all, the curse. A curse in which she could never touch another human skin-to-skin without the traumatizing horrors of seeing their worst memory. A curse that would mold her for better, or for worse.
While she lives in the comforts of her guardians, Melida and Daryl Godfyre, that joy isn't there for long. After being forced by a group mysterious men to live under Queen Rena's palace as a handmaiden, the curse she so dearly tries to hide becomes harder and harder to keep secret. Even as she discovers the secrets of her dark familial past, Ethel struggles between love, morality, and who she believes herself to be despite what everything, and everyone, is telling her.