When magic and mystery become a part of adult memory, and children only know the hushed whispers in dark corners, people expect trouble at every turn. For Gin, her safety relies on those dark corners and the danger of the grimy British streets. Magic and fantasy are a long buried dream; until she meets the candle-maker.
Thrust into his secretive world with just a sullen, shadowy guide for company, Gin clings to the edges until the heavily guarded line between life and fantasy blurs.
As she chases her inevitable future to escape the echo of what lies behind, the world and all she knew of it becomes one final step into the unknown.