The novel's main character, Claren Maidstone, has left her childhood home after the death of her parents--and her own harrowing experience of assault. The novel follows her connections to three very different men, including Etrigan Lowood, who bears the dark beauty of a set of wings which carry him out only at night. As their friendship develops, he longs for Claren's love.
Set in the future during a Victorian era revival, the novel depicts a society in which the Grand Council has brought peace to the world's inhabitants, yet malice, revenge, and lust will not be so easily destroyed. This new world of peace and beauty has hidden costs which are revealed as the book progresses.
For an intriguing romance with a steampunk twist, give His Black Wings a read. It's available on Amazon both for Kindle and in paperback. Astrid has written several other books as well, so check out her author page on Amazon for more details.