How’s _this_ for a teaser?
It’s the biggest royal ball of the year. Dozens of beautiful couples dance around the floor. The men are all dashing and handsome. The women are all stunningly gorgeous.
Then a woman whose beauty is so radiant that she makes all of the other women in the palace look dull and ugly by comparison descends the grand staircase, bringing the ball to complete halt. The men all want her. The women all hate her.
And the one man who won’t treat her like something to be owned is the only one who doesn’t even notice her.
I think it’s going to be a work of fantasy. Surely there is some sort of magic at work here…