What do you do when a mage tells you to jump? When you’re a painfully shy teenager, you ask how high. That’s how Claire Mitchell ends up a pawn in a war that is far beyond her understanding. She’s stuck in London while she shares her body with the spirit of the long-deceased medium Madame Petrovna Stravinsky. The only support she has in her new life is Alena Senna, her attendant, whose job it is to keep Claire’s body and mind in one piece during the course of her servitude.