Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.
"Fae celebrated life by dancing and singing. They played lyres with strings spun from spider silk and flutes carved from pussy willow stalks. Their drumheads were constructed from mosses which were dried and felted and stretched across carved roots cut from cottonwood trees. The sound of their music echoed on the rocky cliffs and harmonized with the roaring waves far below. They danced, carefree. Their footwork was very much like the steps Paddy’s father taught him, and the music no less lively." - Thread of a Spider