An enchanting, lyrical novel from the acclaimed author of The Light Between Worlds. When her father is convicted of treason, Violet is exiled from her beloved ancestral home, Burleigh House. One of the six great estates of England, its magic once kept her well – enchantment in its bricks and mortar providing secret hiding places, even lighting fires on the coldest nights.
However, on her return Violet discovers that the place has gone wild with grief. Vines and briars are crumbling the walls. Magic that once fed the land has turned dark and deadly, twisting blooms into thorns, poisoning livestock and destroying crops.
Now Violet must decide if her destiny is set in stone, and how far she will go to save Burleigh – before it destroys everything … including the boy she loves.