Many could claim they have made sacrifices for their innermost, deepest desires. Many would be right.
But only few can claim they have given up their very souls for it . . .
Kayse desires nothing more than to pursue music in its purest form -- singing. When her oppressive father banishes her for being too much like her accursed, dead mother, Kayse finds herself taking refuge with an old hag, Roxanne, who lives deep in the woods. Only, Roxanne isn't all she appears to be, and soon Kayse finds herself being offered the ultimate pleasure: a voice to drive men mad in return for her soul and lifetime servitude. Kayse quickly accepts. But the outcome isn't all she expected it to be, for her voice takes on a full-body transformation as well. Her soul, her servitude, taken in the form of the ultimate spy: a bird.
Now coaching in the ways of independent magic, Kayse's servitude is put to the test. She must spy on the town's hermit, a tortured composer named Rafael. At first, nothing seems out of the ordinary, but cloaked men continue to visit the house, and then Roxanne becomes more and more obsessive.
Strange things are beginning to happen, all centered around Rafael, and Kayse finds herself suddenly and directly involved in the fray.
And before too long, she realizes no one is truly as they seem. Herself included.