The Woman weaves her magic, deceit in her heart. From the shadows, a demon is born.
Something dark is brewing in the kingdom of Axaria. A monstrous beast has been laying waste to the villagers and their homes. Described as a shadow demon summoned from the darkest depths of the Immortal Realm, it is invulnerable. Dozens of trained soldiers are sent out to hunt it down ... but not a single one has returned.
The young princess and heir to the throne, Asterin Faelenhart, has a unique set of affinities-or powers. So unique, in fact, she is tasked with hunting down the shadowy beast which threatens to destroy her kingdom. With the help of her friends, Asterin sets out to destroy the creature, but as they journey deeper into the forest, they unearth a plot to assassinate the young princess.
Asterin and her friends begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to ask how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the world they've always known.
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