Faerie itself is on the brink of destruction.
Alone and frightened, Elora must return to Bitter Thorn to share news of Queen Alessandra's most recent victory. But the realm is crumbling before her eyes. Frost covers surfaces it should not. Defensive enchantments are not as strong as they should be.
Everyone in Faerie is falling prey to the Fairfrost queen's manipulation.
Though Elora's magic sometimes works, she still has no idea how or why. At every turn, Ansel impedes their progress and feeds the fear they can't escape. Fairfrost Palace is now heavily guarded, which makes it nearly impossible for them to face Queen Alessandra.
To restore Prince Brannick to his rightful place as High King, Elora must learn to trust herself.
It might be easier if her victories would last. It might be easier if she lived.