All of her life, Lace Paloma has been warned against approaching the Corbeau family: murderers, thieves and the devil incarnate. Cluck Corbeau has been taught the same: stay away from the Palomas and their strange dark magic.
After the great battle between Vasya and the Bear, and her father's sacrifice to save her life, Vasya finds herself alone and unwanted in the world.
In a land where winter is unforgiving and harsh beyond imagination, household spirits and characters from the old fairy tales live and thrive.
All is not well in the world, as manifested by a sudden prolongation of nighttime in Brooklyn.