"The thing is, I'm plagued with bad luck. I felt that it wouldn't be fair to let you agree to this without having you know beforehand. Consider this my disclaimer and don't blame me for anything that happens. Because I did warn you." The Ancient Witch, Chennae, is sought for many things; riches, treasure, immortality. The only obstacle in reaching her is the Reaper's Forest that surrounds her residence. In recorded history, no one has exited the forest alive. Without her aid, that is. One day, it just so happened that Chennae's absentminded attendant picked up the wrong kind of stray and a new addition was made to the Residence. However, the stray has her own agendas and the secrets of the Ancient Witch's residence are revea-that's what you thought I'd say. Figuring out the myriad of secrets that shroud Chennae's Residence is no easy task, especially for diplomatically challenged Imyra. But when she discovers that some of those secrets seem to involve her own family, she is determined not to follow the example of the cat killed by its own curiosity. Read about what transpires when a genius princess, a beautiful cripple and an extremely unlucky alien meet at the Ancient Witch's Residence.