After being left a castle in her godfather's will, Izzy spends the last of her money to travel to what turns out to be a run down and already owned castle. Ransom, the Duke of Rothbury, has been living in the castle since an incident that left him blind. Izzy has nowhere else to go, so she and the Duke must learn to live in the same castle.
It has been thirty years since the gods of the Myriad have been dead, but remains of their enormous bodies are still washing up from the Undersea. When Hark discovers the heart of one of these dead gods with the power to heal, he saves his best friend Jelt, but the heart doesn't leave him unchanged.
Meredith and Nina have never had a close relationship with their mother, believing that she hates them, but when their father, the glue of their family, falls ill, they have to actually connect with their mother. They draw out the Russian fairy tale that their mother used to tell them when they were kids, and soon they discover that their mother has been keeping many secrets from them and those secrets will change the way they see their mother.
Harley has dreamed of joining the circus as trapeze artist, but her parents, who own a circus, want her to go to college because they think she will be limiting herself if she commits to her dream. Tired of having them ignore her feelings, she runs away to join a rival circus. However, the price of her entry into this new troupe is betraying her family. When things don't go as she excepts, she has to face her dreams and the people she hurt.