Not all fairy tales are for children. And not all fairy tales are make-believe.
Emy was six weeks old when she was abandoned on the steps of a hotel with only a letter, a diary and an ugly pendant. Twenty years later she finds out why she has always felt so lonely and out of place.
Her world lies hidden behind a seam that only she can cross without dying. She meets the characters and beings that she grew up believing to be her adoptive father's greatest work of fiction. People like Trey, her hard-faced guardian, Teal, the Fairn princess, Adria, a petite pixie-like Elf. And Rovin.
Together with her new friends she must travel to Bellver, home of the Elves, with the pendant which is more than just an ugly necklace. She must learn what it means to be the Elvin stone carrier and fight to live in a world where she is, unfortunately, more valuable dead.