Princess Melania Abigail Alice Grace, Maagy, has bid Mary Lu Gray a temporary farewell and boarded the big black carriage heading home from Clementine. Harvest Festival is over, and the Krispen holiday is just around the corner. Maagy will miss all her friends, but knows she will see them again soon. She is anticipating a glorious Krispen celebration when something terrible happens which rocks her world and destroys her faith in everything and everyone around her. \tMaagy slips into a deep malaise. She doesn’t participate in decorating Avington Palace for Krispen. She refuses to come out of her room, and doesn’t even get dressed most days. King Henry is away unexpectedly on important Commonwealth business. Maagy’s dear friend Lord Wesley Applegate seems to be the only one she will talk to and she confides her fear and loneliness to him, but he is unable to soothe her disquiet. \tIt is the evening of December twenty-second. Maagy has settled in bed with her favorite stuffed bear, Prince Rupert, and her other favorite stuffed friend, a rabbit named Flop. It is the only place she feels truly safe. She has fallen asleep reading a book about Krispen traditions, when she is suddenly awakened by an unexpected visitor who convinces her to embark upon a clandestine adventure not even her fertile imagination could conjure! \tKrispen is about the inevitable journey every young girl must embark upon on her way to adulthood. Adolescence is a dark and turbulent adventure, fraught with uncertainty and fear… missteps and lost confidence. Maagy’s experiences throughout Krispen from thirteen to just before her sixteenth birthday are indicative of the destruction and restoration of faith in things around her, those seen and unseen.