A young girl wakes up in the middle of a forest, without any clue of how she got there, where she’s going, or who she is. Lost and confused her only companion is a small orange cat that is showing her the way home. As if being lost and alone wasn’t bad enough, she is being stalked by a dark shadowy creature – the Grimalkin. She learns on her adventures that there are two sides to every story, and that nothing is ever as it seems when there is magic involved.
A lot can happen over the course of a year, especially when you have no memory of your past. Thea must learn what is the truth of her past through her new experiences. Still not knowing if the Grimalkin is the cause of her pain, or if she is merely a pawn, unsure if her memories are hoer own. Thea leaves her friends behind as she seeks the truth, and along the way discovers she must not always depend on her magic to help her.
Some feel sorry for her, others call Lilly a monster. The perception of Lilly's past has caused her to be feared by the kingdom. By a twist of fate, Thea and Lilly join forces and rely on each other in their quest to find their mothers
Robin never returned to her group. Penelope is missing. Everyone is looking for the Grimalkin. Three different expeditions bring the truth of the Circle of Owls to light, and Thea discovers how deeply entwined her past is within it. While trying to piece together how she’s connected to the Circle, while trying to save her family, she must also protect her friends from those who are trying to destroy the world as they know it.