When fifteen-year-old Eleanor died as a famed actress's shut-in daughter, it didn't create the ripple in the world she had hoped. Over sixty years later, she has grown accustomed to the cozy lifestyle of a soul-gatherer for the beings who rule over matters of life and death. Her security is rattled when a mortal boy communicates with her, and even more so when a fellow gatherer makes a dark deal in exchange for new life. With a resurrected girl creating a string of deaths unplanned and unforeseen by the gods, it rocks the balance of mortality. Eleanor is chosen to be given life in order to stop the threat and bring balance back as well. With nothing to aid her but a new body and a mortal boy, Eleanor tries to seek the girl's true motive, and put an end to it before it becomes more than just taking lives.