Seventeen-year-old Maya Haywerthen has been orphaned after her parents and family died in a house fire - which she miraculously survived. Her tutor, Jeanine, brought her to Dark Hall, a castle with many secrets. After arriving, Maya is told to feel safe, and that she and the other five girls are safe. But, as time goes on, and so called 'hallucinations' of being attacked by the very people that called Dark Hall a safe haven, Maya finds that maybe this haunted building is keeping something dark that only others know. Held back by a secret that no one else knows, Maya will have to use her wits and her 'gift' if she is to survive the onslaught of attacks. "Maybe this place is like a game board," Marzapan, another resident at Dark Hall says, "and we're just the pieces." The game for survival just began.