Astoria: home of the Brethren, a place of legend, learning, and Truth, and secrets that cannot be told. The Lady thought she knew everything that passed within the walls of Astoria and most of that which happened in the wider world, but there are some secrets to which even she is not privy. What must be hidden at any cost? Why must she remain ignorant of mysterious happenings within her own keep? Can she trust those who would intentionally hide things from her? Discover a boy with a destiny he refuses to accept, a servant that dares defy the Lady to her face, a book of tales few can read, inexplicable comings and goings, and adventures beyond count. Unicorns, dragons, griffins, and other fantastic creatures all have their part while the Truth lies within grasp, waiting only to be discovered.