It began with a fire.
It would end with a battle.
Kicked out of multiple schools, Mina Andresen's future depends upon graduating from tiny Havestad Lutheran College on Minnesota's north shore. While not her ideal situation, her classes interest her, her roommate is pleasant, and life holds promise.
Then the local church burns down the weekend before finals, on the Festival of St. Lucia.
Suddenly, the nights get darker, shadows move eerily, and Mina imagines she sees monsters. When people start dying, Mina must confront the fact that she's not just imaging things.
In order to save her fellow students, the local townsfolk, and possibly even the world, Mina must step up and accept a responsibility larger than anything she ever imagined. Even harder, she must believe in herself.