Griff is an ordinary boy, working at a circus – but he has an extraordinary ability. He can hear people’s thoughts without their knowledge. When the greedy circus master discovers his talent, Griff knows he must escape, and takes with him fellow circus member Tess and her collection of magical creatures. But even on the run, Griff keeps hearing a cry for help from a mysterious source he calls the Whisperer. Who is this person, and what does he want?
Meanwhile Lute, the Crown Prince of the realm, is under attack from his uncle Janko, who wants to rule the kingdom. When Griff and Lute cross paths, many lives will change forever – including their own. With allies both magical and human, they must join forces to defeat Janko, and reveal the truth behind the Whisperer.