"Who is the fairest in the land" games don't always end up so nicely...
Way after midnight in New York City, a girl runs down the streets, looking for someplace to hide ... is there anywhere she can go to escape? Is there anyone who can help her... now?
This dark but fulfilling sequel to The Shadow of the Bear is based on a familiar fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. Circumstances have placed Blanche Brier entirely on her own this summer in New York City while Bear is wandering through Europe and her family is on vacation. Blanche is fast becoming the focus of a terrifying play of evil forces—or so she feels.
Even the refuge she takes among some lively Franciscan friars does not protect her from dangerous attacks. She must rely on herself to sort out the ominous and apparently disconnected events that continue to build until it seems that all hope is gone. Yet during this time, the desires of her heart are being clarified—and so are Bear's. A black night. Honest faith. Tested love.