Sevrine, an elder, more mature without being old princess, retires to a mystical land. Just outside it, is an old, dilapidated, haunted inn. The princess is self-centered, lost in her own problems and bemoaning a shattered marriage. However, she also holds power, which is tested against by an inn that is haunted by a vengeful spirit.
Throughout the story, and down through months, Sevrine and the spirit test their wills against one another, trying to overcome each other’s stubbornness. Eventually, they come to an accord, as they each try to find a way to heal the inn, and maybe themselves.
So what I think I am getting at here is the healing power of time. Sevrine did not get what she thought she wanted from her marriage, and is now lashing out. But In the face of obstinance, she is forced to reconcile her own thoughts, and try and reconsider her own failings.