Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks.
When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life.
In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport.
When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love.
But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781408802120