When the Pandemonium Circus stops in Galway, it's Kali's job to start the show with a spark of magic. But after the curtain falls and the applause dies away, she's just a scared girl, afraid of the boiling spells in her veins. If the audience had any idea how she tiptoed the line between control and mayhem, entertainment and destruction, they wouldn't flock to see her show. All it would take was one spell gone wrong and the whole Circus could go up in flames. Then Kali receives a visitor who makes her an offer she can't refuse. Charlotte de Winter proposes to teach her the art of control. If she turns down the offer, she runs the risk of becoming a dark witch at any moment - governed by raw power with no conscience and an insatiable hunger for ruin. But Boss isn't ready to let Kali go. She's the top attraction in Pandemonium, earning more than all of his sideshows combined. If Kali won't use her magic to its full potential, he'll strip it from her and leave her out in the cold, powerless and alone. Can Kali learn to harness her magic before it's gone for good? Or is she doomed to become a pillar of bright, burning destruction?