Born with a gift—or a curse—to see things the way they truly are and not the way they seem, Akime grows up shunned by the people around her. Forced to leave her village, she stumbles upon a mysterious castle in the woods, where she finds a new home and befriends a dragon with peculiar, human eyes.

For the first time in her life she can live in peace, but there is evil lurking in the castle gardens, strangling the life out of it with dark, twisted vines. Akime must find the root of this darkness and defeat it, before its vicious poison destroys everything and everyone she has come to love.

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