No one craves an escape more than Alice Carradine. Six years ago, her future was stolen by an unexpected accident. Now a quadriplegic, Alice is confined to bed and mired in depression.
Her saving grace is the "The Darker Ages," a complex virtual world that offers its players a chance at a new life. In this virtual reality, Alice escapes into the body of Princess Arienne, whose life is infinitely more thrilling. As Princess Arienne, Alice gets to experience the fantastical medieval adventure of her dreams.
But her virtual life is far from perfect.
Her fiance is a pain in the ass. Her secret crush is murdered in front of her. Then she's abducted by pirates, led by the wickedly charming Alfred Du Bois. Arienne's roguish abductors dedicate their time to plundering, brawling and flirting. Not necessarily in that order. The Darker Ages is an epic fantasy with a virtual reality twist.