Introduction to the Empire of the Covenant
Short book synopsis
After a childhood spent in an orphanage, Lady Annabelle Alyssenne is back to ruling her House and Estate. Yet, her long absence has led to their political and economic weakening. In addition, Dark Lord Véridice Lyrienne, long-standing enemy of her family, is getting ready to finally destroy her House. In a hurry to find allies that could help her survive the confrontation, Annabelle initiates Courtship Rituals, year-long social events that would have suitors attempt to please her in a bid for her attention. Yet when she receives her suitors' letters of intent, it is only to discover that the Dark Lord himself has sent her one.