Severin of Langthorne returns to his family's estate to find his
family and land in ruin. His father and brother dead, his mother
demented, he is the new Baron Louges, an empty title due to the
destruction of his world.
Meanwhile the Earl of Oxborough, Fawke of Trent, has selected
Severin to marry his daughter and only heir. While his new place in
society seems enviable, his new wife detests him. The ill-matched
marriage, coupled with "Rosehaven," the mysterious property in
which they live, presents a challenge once again for Severin.