In the third book of the popular and critically acclaimed "Faire Folk Trilogy", sixteen year-old Keelie Heartwood reluctantly joins her father in the Dread Forest, home to the elves and her fearsome elf grandmother. Keelie's budding romance with Sean is dashed, her 'real' friends are gone, and her dad is preoccupied with the responsibilities of being Lord of the Forest. Except for her impossible guardian cat Knot, and Alora, a demanding and bratty little princess tree, Keelie has no one to hang with – unless you count the nasty elf-girl Elia, who suddenly wants to be Keelie's friend (or frenemy). Then Keelie discovers a mysterious boy in the woods…Both humans and dark magical forces encroach on the elves' enchanted realm, threatening to destroy the Dread Forest and all who dwell within it. Meanwhile, an age-old rift within her family and among the elven community reaches a dangerous climax.