Locket is an allegory, reminiscent of Richard Bachs Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Antoine de Saint-Exupérys The Little Princetwo marvelous tales reaching adult and child alike. Locket is set in the Middle Ageswhich turns out to have been a world, while less advanced, differing not much from our own. The book vividly portrays the emotional impact divorce has on a Little Princess whose world is shattered by it; what she does to survive that; and the ensuing path she takes to find a fuller and happier adult life.
There are no villains in Locket, only unintended circumstances that spin a tragic weba web that, in time, turns a well-loved and loving child into a beautiful woman; but one whose heart is frozen hard by the fear and guilt brought on by her parents separation. How that change comes to pass makes for an unexpected and compelling ending.