The New York Times–bestselling author “takes readers to a realm where Faerie and mortal worlds intersect and spins a darkly magical story” (Library Journal).
After eloping with her mysterious cousin Cornelius, Eden Fleming discovers he is, in reality, a powerful, otherworldly being, a guardian of the forest, and she was “given” to him by her father in a bargain for the latter’s life. Though her feelings for the forest lord are real, Eden flees—only to learn she is pregnant with his halfling child.
Years later, following a loveless marriage, Eden returns to the dilapidated estate where she last saw Cornelius. And when he finds her there, a devastating lie will be exposed—one that will reveal Cornelius’s true heart, heal Eden’s shattered soul, and save the magical realm they have both come to love.