"He wasn't a gargoyle. He was a grotesque. There's a difference."
Cassia and Stanley are confronted with the suspicious death of a grotesque. He was pushed from a roof in the magical town of Brimstone — according to the gargoyle who found him. The same gargoyle has a deep dislike for grotesques and instantly becomes a suspect for the investigating duo.
Cassia looks to the residents of Brimstone for help with the investigation, but to her dismay, she discovers they've been transfixed by the intoxicating tales from a storyteller called Quinn Ocean. Quinn captivates his audience to the extent they are unaware of the outside world. Stanley immediately distrusts him.
As their investigation continues, it becomes clear to Cassia and Stanley the murder of the grotesque is linked to the arrival of the storyteller. But how can they prove that when the Brimstone residents are in awe of him? Even when they have evidence, will anyone believe them? They have no option but to look for help elsewhere.
An exciting mystery with many twists and turns.