In this first book in a trilogy, debut author Dennard weaves together a vast plot involving social status, spirits, zombies, necromancy and romance. In Victorian-era Philadelphia, 16-year-old Eleanor Fitt longs for her brother Elijah to return from his three-year odyssey abroad. When one of the Dead delivers a note from her brother, Eleanor fears that Elijah has fallen under the control of the necromancer. She seeks help from a group of Spirit-Hunters including the handsome genius, Daniel. In an action-packed story filled with mystery, romance and humor, Eleanor displays the bravery to fight evil and remain free from the tyranny of high society.