Had she invoked the Beast? Despite her apparent calm, the weight of the question pressed upon the queen, heavy as the castle in which she stood.
It is the late 8th century and a ruthless Saxon has swept into Wales like a raging fire. Some believe him a demon and no one knows his name. Across Britain he is known only as the Beast. Awaiting his final onslaught, Queen Eluned's advisers council her to flee. But as the battering ram shakes her castle, the young queen cannot tear her eyes from her favorite childhood tapestry and the ferocious creature mysteriously woven into it who has long fueled the secret life of her imagination.
A dark fairy tale inspired by T.H. White, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and the Marquis de Sade, ELUNED is an exploration of love's contradictions and the relationship between surrender and freedom.