A story in the style of the classic fairytale Kari Woodengown, this is a fictionalized account based on a story passed down through an oral history. The story of an Abbess in an Abbey which has a culture of cruelty. Through her life, she is promoted and eventually has the power to make many changes within this society. She is a personal friend of King Stephen, and Lady Maud, and rises to the rank of High Abbess. This is a departure in the Tales of Kari Woodengown series, because the story is NOT a novella, but a full book of more than 200 pages. It is, in many ways, a terrible story to tell, with the achievements of this woman woven through, and a slow building romance threading through the last half. The story presents the topic of resurrection in two instances, and the presence of angels several times. This book is not written for children, it does deal with some themes that are difficult for children to comprehend, such as severe abuse and execution, but the language is not graphic. Written by Laura Wheeler.