THE LADY OF CHRYNNA DABNEY

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Rose Derindan, at 22, has never seen a place so grand as Chrynna Dabney castle, where she is to live as the new wife to Duke Demond Valfort. However, she soon realizes that the castle and its residents are still haunted by the strange and mysterious death of the late duchess. When things go from strange to deadly, Rose resolves to find the truth.
 

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RAYNE AVALOTUS
I: Arrival at Chrynna Dabney 5 Download text Read introduction Read text
II: Dinner with Lord Valfort 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
III: The Last Duchess 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
IV: The Walk through the Gardens 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
V: Late Autumn Sunlight 5 Download text Read introduction Read text
VI: The West Wing 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
VII: The Castle Alight 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
VIII: The Pit and the Poison 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
IX: Edmond's Confession 4 Download text Read introduction Read text
X: Death in the Castle 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
XI: The Secret of Chrystine 6 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
Chapter I: Arrival at Chrynna Dabney
CHAPTER I: ARRIVAL AT CHRYNNA DABNEY 5 PAGES
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Rose Darindan, the daughter of a graven, arrives at the Chrynna Dabney Castle to wed the widowed duke, Edmond Valfort, but finds things not as she expected. Return to the top
 

Chapter II: Dinner with Lord Valfort
CHAPTER II: DINNER WITH LORD VALFORT 4 PAGES
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Rose dines with Duke Edmond Valfort, her husband-to-be, and while she discovers him to be kind and warm, she notices a strange sadness about him. She wonders if he may still be sad for the loss of his late wife, Chrystine. Return to the top
 

Chapter III: The Last Duchess
CHAPTER III: THE LAST DUCHESS 4 PAGES
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After finding a friend with Fillona, the apprentice cook, Rose learns more about late duchess of the castle and the peculiarities marking her death, and the death of her parents. Return to the top
 

Chapter IV: The Walk through the Gardens
CHAPTER IV: THE WALK THROUGH THE GARDENS 4 PAGES
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Following the wedding, Rose walks with her new husband through the gardens, who offers her good advice. Return to the top
 

Chapter V: Late Autumn Sunlight
CHAPTER V: LATE AUTUMN SUNLIGHT 5 PAGES
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Emboldened after her conversation with Edmond, Rose befriends with the grounds-keeper stable-boy, and learns more about the mysterious Chrystine. Return to the top
 

Chapter VI: The West Wing
CHAPTER VI: THE WEST WING 3 PAGES
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A winter storm keeps Edmond away from the forest, and the servants and Rose contained within the castle. When she secretly enters the West Wing, she suffers a frightening encounter with Ferka. Return to the top
 

Chapter VII: The Castle Alight
CHAPTER VII: THE CASTLE ALIGHT 4 PAGES
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Determined to be assertive as the new Duchess of the castle, Rose demands that the curtains, which had so long been drawn, be opened to welcome Edmond back home. However, Edmond's reaction is not what she anticipates. Return to the top
 

Chapter VIII: The Pit and the Poison
CHAPTER VIII: THE PIT AND THE POISON 4 PAGES
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After a couple suspicious events, Rose learns with horror that someone is trying to harm or kill her. Despite her fear, she insists these events be kept secret, particularly from Edmond, who has become reticent. Return to the top
 

Chapter IX: Edmond's Confession
CHAPTER IX: EDMOND'S CONFESSION 4 PAGES
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In a walk along the forest, Edmond reveals to Rose not only why he has been so quiet, but the awful truth about the character and murder of the last Duchess. After another incident injures Edmond, Rose reveals to Edmond her own secrets. Return to the top
 

Chapter X: Death in the Castle
CHAPTER X: DEATH IN THE CASTLE 3 PAGES
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Edmond and Rose take all precautions, fearing that someone in the castle may be trying to harm Rose. However, when an attempt on Rose’s life results in the death of a friend, she resolves to learn the truth of Chrystine, once and for all. Return to the top
 

Chapter XI: The Secret of Chrystine
CHAPTER XI: THE SECRET OF CHRYSTINE 6 PAGES
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Rose finally gets her hands on Chrystine’s diary, and learns the truth about what has haunted the castle for so long. Return to the top
 

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