By Mitul Mistry
Published: January 27, 2014.
In a quiet woodland estate, Larissa spends her days wistful and restless, dreaming of romantic adventure, hoping one day to become a proper, courtly lady. However, with the death of her father leaving the family in disarray, she resigns herself to the prospect of a modest life. But in a flash of horror, her starry-eyed dreams are dashed, and her sheltered life of privilege comes to an abrupt end.