When a circus comes to Mierna’s small hometown, she’s uncertain whether to attend. With college applications to fill out and the family farm to work, she misses the opening show but hears how wonderful it was. The following evening, Mierna’s pony runs off, and she misses another opportunity. However, when she chases it through the parking lot during a performance, she’s able to steal a look at the actors.
What she sees puts everything she’s read about the Fae into a different perspective. She begins to question a growing illness spreading from town to town, and why everything is so drained of color. Yet the circus is more alive and colorful than ever, especially when she makes friends with its star performer, a púca named Vlanders.
Mierna has so many questions about the Fae, but when her father and the townspeople begin to show signs of the illness, Mierna goes against Vlanders’ warning to stay away from the circus. She has to find out why they’ve come… and stop the next show from happening!