Four apprentice faeries await the winter solstice naming ceremony, where they will each receive a new name and position within the glen.

Lily, Rose and Ivy can hardly wait – but Holly, who is struggling with the idea of change, is rebelling.

In her dreams Holly finds herself in a grey woodland, where she is spoken to and soothed by a deep, rasping voice. This male presence engages her curiosity and she is led into dangerous, forbidden territory.

Arietta, still grieving from the loss of her mother one year earlier, finds solace in writing and playing her own music. Holly, seeking respite from recent angst and frustrations, is drawn to the human girl and her music.

An unusual link between Holly and Arietta, begins, which courts unwelcome attention….and possible tragedy.