Who is the prince that woke Sleeping Beauty? How did he find her? Are endings really as simple and happy as tales make us believe?
In a stormy night, Prince Dorian of Grim tries to find his way past a hedge of thorns. He is not seen again.
On the day after, a ship goes up in flame. Dorian’s brother William is rumoured to have been on board. Their brother Richard, a cruel and merciless warrior, is now next in line to the throne. The only one in his way is an insane king. Or is he?
Sixteen-year-old Liam finds himself in no end of trouble when Dorian turns up on his doorstep a year later, severely injured and fantasizing about a hidden castle and a hedge of thorns. He tells Liam that William has survived and is in grave danger.
Then Dorian is murdered and Liam begins a desperate search for William and the people who are threatening his life. But how exactly is Prince Richard involved? And what is his connection to the mysterious warriors that are now hard on Liam's heels?
Liam soon finds out that there is a lot more to Dorian's fantasies than he allowed himself to believe and that the events he has stumbled into date back much further than he could ever have imagined...