In this new historical fantasy, a young man must use the power granted by a goddess to infiltrate the realm of Faerie and save a kidnapped victim before the door is sealed once again. Orphaned as a toddler, Nicholas Withybeck knows no other home than Locksley Abbey outside Nottingham, England. He works in the Scriptorium embellishing illuminated manuscripts with hidden faces of the Wild Folk that he sees every time he ventures into the woods and fields. While exploring the forbidden crypts beneath the abbey, he discovers an altar older than the abbey’s foundations. Behind the bricks around the altar, he finds a silver cup embellished with the three figures of Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. With the cup of Elena, Nick can see that the masked dancers on the May Day celebration are truly the creatures of the wood in disguise. Nick soon learns that the Green Man’s beloved has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. But the door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align and the time is fast approaching. To unlock the door and rescue the woman, he must release the goddess Elena. But meddling in the affairs of gods and faeries is not without its dangers. Will Nick dare to set the goddess free and face the consequences for the mortal world?
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Rachel Atwood writes historical fiction with enchantments.