Rebee Saltman is a fresh new novelist making a strong showing with her first book in what looks to become a series following the exploits of the brave men, women, and others who work for the secret organization known as The Order of the Argent Sword.
Lydia Adair’s life was over. She had said as much to herself many times since her twenty-first birthday. With no suitors and no real prospects for a future, her life was going to be well and truly over after her cousin’s wedding tonight. She was unwed at 25! She would die a spinster, retired from the profession of a governess! No more hope of grand dinners...being a guest at balls...nothing else fine in life for poor Lydia Adair.
Her own self-pity did not compare to the real horror. Being ‘dead’ socially was not the same as having a (mythical?) monster kill you in the garden! Lydia learned this as the monster was ripping into her flesh and her life flashed before her eyes. The horror! It even tore her clothing!
Lydia Adair’s life really was over. She was dead at the hands of a supernatural beast, before she could even die as a social outcast of London society! Resigned to her fate, Lydia was surprised to hear Herne-the-Horned, Fae Lord of Nimeton Forest, inform her. “No, Lydia of London, I suspect you are more alive than you have ever been.”