How would you describe your setting?
Most of the action takes place at Faebourne, which is an old, gothic house surrounded by forest. In fact, Duncan notices how unnaturally close to the house the trees are. However, though somewhat spooky from the outside, on the inside Faebourne is elegant and comfortable. The place is strange, and so are its inhabitants, but not particularly menacing. At least, not at first glance . . .