On the edge of the Romanian wilderness, one woman flees the secrets that haunt her lover . . . When four London Seasons fail to find her a suitable match, Alcyone Carter does the unthinkable and treks across Europe to marry a foreign nobleman she's never met. But on her wedding night, she discovers that her handsome, enigmatic husband is not the man he claims to be - and when a more sinister secret emerges, she escapes his estate into the darkness rather than live a lie with a man she feels she can never know.