A Young Girl, a Secret Identity, and a Quest to Discover the Truth
In medieval Europe, a young maiden, Verity, suffers the manipulation of a power-hungry Duchess. Determined to improve her daughter Violet’s status, the Duchess incessantly belittles and insults Verity, wearing away her self-esteem. One by one, the Duchess removes those who provide protection, but she is unaware of Rothko, Verity’s black-feathered guardian who sees everything. Using her black magic, the Duchess seems all-powerful. But she overlooks the strong bond of friendship the two girls share. And Verity has magic of her own, in her integrity, her loving heart, and ultimately, her own truth.
“The story of Verity’s growth … is bewitching and engrossing, and the inclusion of magic and the depth of detail really took this tale beyond a simple fairy tale retelling to a full-blown medieval fantasy.”