Evelyn Bell knew that once there was war. Long before she was born to a hateful human mother and an absent Fae father, Evelyn knew that a mad Fae King had wanted to wipe children like her out of existence. Even still, after the death of her brother and with no one left to care about, Evelyn finds herself crossing the border between her old life and a new one. The boarder between the human lands that shunned her, and the Fae lands that frighten her. But when she stumbles upon a dilapidated manor and a wounded, dying Fae, the war she'd only heard whispers about becomes a story she needs to know. A history of cruelty and mistakes and severed friendships opens up to Evelyn as she navigates the sadness and anger of the disgraced Lord Eiran, who long ago had been the mad King's right hand. The more she learns about the villain she rescued, the more she wonders what true wickedness really is. And whether the Fae she comes to understand deserves the title at all.