The decadence of the fairy realm is a lure few can resist…
Caspian Mort is an antique dealer who can feel the history in anything he touches, a gift he inherited from his father, the Crown Prince of Annwyn. Hidden from the fairy court to protect him from his father's rivals, he longs to go home.
After her grandmother's death, Lydia Callaway must get the contents of the house she inherited valued. That means letting a stranger paw through her grandmother's things. But Caspian is not what she expected. He's interested in the history, not just the scandals that still linger in whispers. While Lydia laughs off the rumors of a ghost, Caspian doesn't.
Caspian knows the creature bumping around the house is a banished fairy determined to find a way home to Annwyn and cause trouble. Caspian and Lydia are thrown into a conspiracy to bring down Caspian's father. They must fight the banished fairy and her allies together. But the deeper Lydia is drawn into Caspian's world the more danger she is in. When the Hunter of Annwyn summons Caspian to Court he may be lost to her forever.
Murky mythology and muddy motivations mar this generally pleasant romance, first in a series about the fairy land of Annwyn. Changeling Caspian Mort, son of fairy prince Felan and a mortal woman, uses his psychometric powers to determine the authenticity of antiques. Lydia Callaway hires Caspian to value the inventory of her recently deceased grandmother Nanette's disreputable Callaway House, which she is reluctantly preparing to sell. Caspian and Lydia's immediate physical attraction is compounded by his fairy powers; challenges to their emotional connection include Caspian's compulsion to find a magical mirror sought by conflicting factions in Annwyn, and the effects of the conflict on the mortal world. Significant deeper philosophical concepts, such as the intriguing connections between fairies, ghosts, and souls, get only glancing mentions. While Husk has some intriguing ideas, they are not well articulated or resolved and just distract from the steamy romance.