The impulsive Lady Elisandrine ‘Elise’ Falk doesn’t want to follow dusty old conventions and marry the boring prince. It isn’t until she meets Nessa Clay, a shy and insecure farmer’s daughter who wants to chase her dreams in the big city, that she decides they should both run away from their respective homes.
Their differences should keep them apart and yet they find themselves magnetically drawn to each other, no matter how hard they resist their increasing longing for each other.
In the modern and dangerous city of Nightport, brimming with exciting innovations in clockwork and steam power, strange events start to surround them. Unknown men ask questions regarding their whereabouts and small packages wrapped neatly in midnight blue paper with white ribbon start to arrive.
With the help of some new friends they meet along the way, Elise and Nessa start to unravel the mysteries — and their feelings for one another.