Something evil lurks beneath the palace. A phantasm from a darker past makes its presence known to Khae Wys, Queen of the Elves. Braving the perils of a haunted tower, the queen seeks the counsel of the mysterious Fae, for only they can predict what is to come. A future that doesn’t bode well for her only living child. In a desperate attempt to save the heir to the Willow Throne, Princess Ouderling is exiled to the only place capable of protecting her. Highcliff, the home of the coveted Crystal Cavern and the dragons that watch over it. The Duke of Grim, however, has other plans for the princess.