The Black Diadem
Nigellus Rastaban was seen as a cruel man to the human race of Ladon. His daughter Alita, definitely thinks that much, when he sent her away to Mount Elven, the city of elves, to become an apprentice. Despite the elves notoriety for their unjust treatment against humans, Nigellus didn't care. He has seen the wild pain and unmistakable grief in his daughter's eyes and only wanted her to learn what only the elves could teach. It was the truth of who she is that she learned instead.