This deluxe collection includes the complete first story of the Null Faeries. Featuring a mature, intelligent female protagonist, this story will resonate with fans of high fantasy, sword and sorcery, faerie tales, and action adventure. Our tale begins with Ionantha Hesperis, the greatest of the Faerie Queen’s Harvester Corps, felled by a cursed blade and stripped of her magic powers. Forgotten, no longer immortal, but refusing to die, Ionantha learns to exist relying on cunning rather than magic in a society fueled by a power she can no longer touch. But when the queen’s pixie dust shipment is hijacked by an unknown assailant with knowledge of secret faerie lore, Ionantha is summoned into service once more and tasked by a vengeful Queen with solving the case of the century. Set in both faerie and human worlds and spanning in time from the post-civil war era to the dawn of the Industrial Age, this story touches issues relevant to a modern reader, including tribalism, racial prejudice, sexuality, resource allocation, and the loss of societal status suffered by mature women.