Roc, April 2005, 23.95, 384 pp.
Once upon a time in the world of Faery, Prince Borel Winterwood visits his brother Alain in his realm of Summerwood when he has a dream about a beautiful maiden who is in a stone turret, a blindfold hiding her weeping eyes speaking in the old language. When he wakes up he finds that the dream was a visitation from an imprisoned golden maiden, who will die if he doesn't rescue her before the next full moon.
In his quest to find the woman Chelle who he knew as a child, he gains two allies, Flec the sprite and Buzzer the Bee. He and his two friends fight evil monsters sent out by the witch to kill them and though Borel is near where Chelle sleeps, the path to her turret is filled with danger. He knows he might be killed but does not give up trying to reach the woman he loves even though he courts her only in dreams that they both share.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner