Years before encountering the St. Clair family (as both a scourge and a blessing), the mysterious magician Lord Simon used his considerable (but untested) powers to save a woman under assault. As a result, he bespelled her into the walls of his house, where she remains. Trapped.
Driven obsessively to free her, Simon consorts with grave robbers and physicians, politicians and priests, twisting the arms of the powerful and the profane in any profession. As his reputation blackens and his house crumbles, his obsession to save a woman long thought long dead may drive him mad.
The third installment in the "Roesia" series, "Lord Simon: The Dispossession of Hannah" encompasses the events in "Richard: The Ethics of Affection" and "Aubrey: Remnants of Transformation."