After becoming the High Queen of Faerie, Jude is exiled to the human realm. When her twin asks her a favor that would have her return to Faerie, where she could face her death if discovered, she agrees.
After raising Prince Cardan to the position of High King, Jude has control of him for a year and a day. In this time, she must figure out a way for him to keep the throne until her brother is old enough to ascend.
Synopsis: After traveling around the country with her mother, Kaye returns to her hometown, the place where she had imaginary friends as a kid. After saving a mysterious boy one night, a plot to overthrown a faerie kingdom is set into motion.