Best-selling author Victoria Holt spins breath-taking tales glimmering with danger and romance. In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks-no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy when a broad-shouldered man on a horse rescues her. The bewitching time she spends dining and dancing with him seems a thrilling dream-until that fateful night alters her life forever-blurring the borders between reality and dreams. One of the world's most popular authors, Victoria Holt skillfully weaves intrigue, suspense, and rapture into impetuous Helena's exploits. Virginia Leishman's spellbinding narration will leave you alternately holding your breath with anticipation or sighing with bliss.