Credit to Anne Elisabeth Stengl for creating
this beautiful cover concept!


Every Midsummer’s Eve a maiden is summoned to the mysterious Castle Lamir hidden upon a shadowy mountain. The girl is never heard from again. No one asks questions or tries to dissuade the village elders from sending another maiden into the unknown, for all fear crossing the will of the infamous Lord of Lamir.

Desperate to prove her worth when the elders read her name from the summons, plain Estelle—the village outcast—ventures into the wild mountains only to discover that the enchanted Castle Lamir holds dark secrets. Caught between the warring wills of the Voice that hides in the shadows and the sorceress that dwells beneath the castle, Estelle becomes entangled in the search for an ancient and powerful legend. The Essence of Beauty may prove the key to achieving her heart’s greatest desire, but there are others who would use her and the Essence for their own ends.

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