Hermione Granger is a Parselmouth. It is a secret, a secret she wrongly trusted her friends with. Her supposed best friend, Ron Weasley, tells the Order her secret. Naturally, she tries to cover it up, but it is no use.
The Order does not believe her mistakes her as a Dark witch-a spy- working for Lord Voldemort. The Order tortures her for information on the Dark side, but she does not have any. They take this as loyalty to the side they think she is on. As a last resort for information, they kill her parents,and imprison Hermione.
Two Order members help her escape into the woods behind 12 Grimmauld Place. But what lies inside those woods? What lies on the other side? Where will her fate take her? Will Hermione find her light in the darkness- or perhaps, her darkness in the light?
Meanwhile, the Dark Lord has just returned and Hera Malfoy is starting her first year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A strange girl has come to live in her house, Malfoy Manor, and the girl is soon followed by five others, all former members of the Order of the Phoenix who want to join the Dark side.
But something about this seems.... off. Her parents have been acting strangely ever since the first girl came. No one will tell her what's going on, who the girl is, why she is here. No one will listen when she says something is wrong. But something is wrong. The Order has inside information on the Dark side and no one knows how they find out. Hera thinks she knows, but no one will listen to her. They will all be defeated by the light side unless someone finds out who the traitor is. And it seems Hera is the only one that, for sure, can find out.