A deliciously spooky tale of one girl's journey to discover the difference between illusion and real magic.
Everything was in place: the packed theatre, the Amazing Thummel—illusionist extraordinaire—and center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some said she was the most beautiful woman in Europe.
Then, in a swirl of light, she vanishes.
All that remains is her bloodstained scarf—and her feisty daughter, Cisley Thummel, who lives in her mad uncle's floating castle.
Add a rambunctious boy named Cole, some shifting labyrinths, a closet of whispering ball gowns, and a supernatural sense of smell as Cisley discovers her way to the darkest of family secrets—a black rose.