"If you don't want the skin off their bones turned into jackets for what remains of my collection... you'd best find my stolen books, Ms. Fairchild."
Tesni Fairchild received a letter from her sister after some months of silence on the latter's part. Invited to celebrate her newborn nephew's first showing at church as his Godmother, Tesni puts her life in Birmingham on hold to journey to Argostine, an isle just off the coast of Blackpool. But all is not what it seems. The talk around Argostine's queer reputation constantly assails her motivation, and when Tesni at long last crosses the threshold of her sister's estate, babe and mother are decidedly absent.
Assured by the Lord and the governess of the house that the Lady of Cathair Estate is simply seeking post-natal solace in Argostine's Lonely wood before the showing, Tesni familiarizes herself with the small, craggy town... and, upon meeting the dubious characters that make up the emerald-soaked township, becomes more and more certain that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong and she has arrived all too late to prevent it.
But then she meets Leabharlannaí, a Courtless trickster Fae, and a deal is struck betwixt them.
Caught between storm, superstition, and the supernatural, Tesni must keep her wits and her sanity about her if she even hopes to leave the island with every one of her pieces still attached.
Will continue to write in this one if there's any interest.