Black wings, black eyes. Transformed creatures stalk the village of Lavigne, where Renee Cheval works in her parents’ struggling tavern. She dreams of a better life in the city, while her hard life grows harder by the day. As her friends fall one by one to the mind-warping Hound’s Plague, a hunt begins for the source of the sickness. Renee feels the itch at the back of her throat, hears the whispers inside her mind, and knows disease will take her soon. When two dark strangers ride into town with a secret, Renee suspects they hold the key to undoing the plague—a key Renee must discover before the witch hunt claims her life.