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The Duke in His Castle by Vera Nazarian (2008)

Rossian, the Duke of Violet has -- like all the other Dukes and Duchesses of the land -- been confined to the walls of his castle by a centuries-old magical binding. If, however, one of the nobles were to discover the secret powers of all the others, they would break the hold of that curse -- or so the rumour goes. Rossian isn't particularly interested in this, but the Duchess of White is, and she's sent her eccentric cousin Izelle over the Duke's castle with the task of finding out his secret. And so begins an elaborate game that will lead to... But that, of course, would be telling.

Another great read by Nazarian, with an interesting subtext about the use and misuse of power. Wonderfully crafted, elegantly written, warmly recommended.
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