A fantasy that will keep readers, adults and non-, with baited breath. The first volume in a trilogy, it is the new Disney flagship read.
“Never go deep into the forest as the many dangers there will capture your soul.” Serafina never has had reason to disobey her father and venture outside the Biltmore Estate. There is plenty to explore in her big house although she must be careful never to be seen. None of the rich people upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her father, the estate custodian, have lived in the basement for as long as she can remember. But when the estate children begin to disappear, only Serafina knows who is to blame: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks the Biltmore corridors by night. Following her traumatic escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of Biltmore’s owners. Braeden and Serafina must discover the true identity of the man in the black cloak before all the children disappear one by one. Serafina’s hunt leads her into the very forest she has always been afraid of, where she discovers the forgotten magic linked to her own identity. To save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must find the answers that solve the dark mystery of her past.