Wolven is a widdershins romance, with a witch for a bride. When the Veldonaccii Princess is found to be hiding with the old King on the border, her life is threatened by soldiers trying to collect grain for starving Dumona. The soldiers are in turn attacked by the White Doe and the Holly. Kileen is taken prisoner by the Holly, but released when it is discovered that she is the daughter of the shape-shifter, Ellie. Faol and Luaith take her to Coombe Charria to try to teach her how to survive being a shape-shifter. There is only one problem, Kileen has been enchanted and has lost her magical abilities.