It is Autumn 1912, and young Harry Weston finds his
130-year-old grandparents dead in their chairs in their ancient manor
house. Nearly a century later, his grandson sets out to unravel the mystery
that dominated their lives – the peculiar disappearance of their beautiful
sister Emma. All the evidence points towards the guilt of her lover, the
poet Lord Byron, but slowly the old house begins to give up its secrets,
and the trail leads somewhere far murkier and far more ancient than he has
The beginnings of centuries have always been periods when fairy stories
were popular, but mostly for children. Leaves the world to darkness dares
an adult novel that have fairies – or rumours of fairies – at its heart.
Also a missing poem, a crumbling home, a secret passage, and the answer to
a question about love.