Briony Larkin is used to hating herself. Responsible for her sister’s mental affliction and depressed by her beloved Stepmother’s death, Briony lives in a perpetual state of self-torture.
As a concealed witch, Briony also lives a lie. Were anyone to discover she is a witch, she would be hanged. She often retreats to the swamp to speak with the Old Ones, a power humans do not possess. But now the swamp may be drained, and the Old Ones are angry.
Enter golden-eyed, tawny-haired Eldric, who refuses to believe that Briony has a darkness within. Eldric is determined to unearth the secrets beneath Briony’s self-loathing. Despite Briony’s best efforts to keep her secrets hidden, Eldric begins to tap into the truth: that nothing is as it seems.