When you’ve spent all your life in the same quiet village, what is there to fear? As Clarabelle Weaver passes her seventeenth year, she still lives under the protection and shadow of the Great Lord’s fortress. The lord’s men patrol the land and keep the villagers safe, but no one has seen or heard much from the lord himself for years. Then the Great Lord passes and Clara is abducted and taken to the fortress that has overshadowed her entire life. Lucias, the new lord, is hunting for a woman to bear his heir and ensure the safety of the kingdom, and Clara is his choice. With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Clara must match her will against a man with dark magic at his beck and call. But is there more to Lucias than the darkness she sees? Could this quiet, patient man be enough to replace her longing for freedom? Fans of the original "Beauty and the Beast" or the Grimm Brothers fairy tales won't want to miss this great tale.