The game is afoot; after years of war, the Seelie Court and the Unseelie Court have merged. But in this game the pieces are mortal ones and it is the fairies that move them. Enter Callista, who has not only managed to maneuver her primary piece, Helena, into the position of Queen of Rhodes, but has also arranged an alliance between Helena’s son and the daughter of a neighboring kingdom, thereby merging the two kingdoms and gifting the two heirs with Love and Happiness. Enter Matisse, an upstart fairy with a hand in the game and a plan to switch her own daughter for the Princess of Ghent and thereby wed a fairy to the mortal Prince of Rhodes. Last, but not least, enter Calix, a recluse content with his forest and the occasional mortal seduction who will be drawn into the game despite his determination to have nothing to do with the politics of Faerie.
(This novel is complete)