Snow and Rose live together in their cozy woodland cottage, entranced by each other's love, when an invitation to King Otto's wedding sends them out of their safe haven and on a perilous journey to his castle.
Rose fears she will lose Snow in the journey but once they arrive at the castle she is drawn to the court life of her ancestors. The feeling of home she finds there helps her re-ignite the magic within herself that she had lost.
Meanwhile Snow seems to find dead bodies and loneliness wherever she goes. Not everyone in the castle is who they appear to be and the dangerous magic she encounters prevents her from giving voice to the dark deeds she has witnessed. Her silence drives her further and further into madness as the secrets she unearths become more and more perilous.
These different experiences begin to unravel the love Snow and Rose have for each other and when the castle’s secrets rise to the surface at last the two girls must decide if being true to themselves means letting go of each other.
Based off of Grimm’s Fairytales, Night Briars is a richly drawn lesbian romance that explores the nuances of what happens after “Happily ever after”.