Nothing much happens in the village of Lindentail. Finn is bored out of his mind, up at his parent’s mansion, and the only joy he gets is escaping and riding to see Eira, a lowborn girl who lives across town together with her brother, Baden.
One day, something disturbs the peace in the village. A new merchant comes along, from a town called Agapya, and showers all the highborns with luxurious gifts. Everyone is entranced by the merchant, by his charm and manner of talking.
But things start to get strange in the village. People are changing. Who is this merchant?
Finn and Eira vow to find out, but they are not prepared for what they are about to uncover. Because the merchant of Agapya is a merchant after all, but his merchandise is people’s souls.