Alys was the only witness to the night the soul eaters came into her village and only the children were spared, although put into a deep trance. Little did she know then, Alys would be the key and lock from this moment on.
The soul eaters…happen to be twin sisters. When they were young, the two girls and their mother were banished from their village and into the forest, villagers claiming they were witches. Then, slowly the sisters did start to morph into something not quite human and hungry for things you cannot cook or grow….they were becoming hungry for human souls.
After Alys’s village was terrorized, her and the other children were sent to live in a neighboring village, although most of the villagers there were filled with fear hearing the story of how all of these children became orphans. In this new village, the inhabitants are strict in their ways with their fundamentals of ‘good’ and ‘evil’. Along with their fears of the soul eaters, they also believe that another entity is what leads these beings and they call it, the Beast.
Alys begins to feel different, almost as if she is somehow connected to these twin sister soul eaters and…..a connection to the Beast it’s self. She has always been drawn to the forest since she was a child and has a gift that she doesn’t want to tell anyone about as she may also be deemed a witch and suffer the same fate as the twin sisters had, banishment. She soon learns the truth of her abilities and along the journey, it becomes her mission to protect the ones she loves from the danger that is threatening them all.