A gripping science fantasy written for young adults - but will appeal wider. Lei is Paper Caste, a lowly, persecuted class. She is snatched from her village, with 8 other girls, to become concubines to the Demon King - a high honour. Despite the opulence of the palace, there is oppression & violence. Not for the faint-hearted, this nail-biting tale explores the horrors of sexual abuse but also Lei's touching secret love affair with another girl.