As a servant, Erno spends his days rushing around while his wealthy employers bark orders at him. By night, he cases out his employers’ homes and sells the information to his burglar friends. He has only three rules: don’t get close to anyone, don’t let anyone get hurt, and don’t let anyone get framed for the crime. But his latest job will plunge him into a world of political intrigue,and test his rules to the breaking point. His only chance at redemption lies in the love of a persecuted young woman, with the power to foresee his death
It is a world not quite like ours, where the insect-like Gnosha live alongside humans, cars, and cell phones; and stranger things lurk in the shadows. Rina is a city girl now, but she can’t bring herself to say no when asked to come back home for an old local custom: a symbolic marriage between her town’s young women and the Mountain King, a legendary guardian spirit. As Rina travels home with a handsome but mysterious folklorist, she learns that the Mountain King is real, and a monstrous menace….