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Once was, once wasn't. So began the stories Marjan's father told her as a little girl. Tales of mythical beasts that filled her with curiosity and wonder. In the wake of her father's sudden death, Marjan is trying to keep her dad's veterinary practice from going under. Then she receives a visitor who reveals the creatures out of the stories he told her were real - and he traveled the world to care for them. Now that he's gone, Marjan steps into a secret world, where magical creatures are bought and sold. The deeper Marjan gets, the closer she comes to finding who killed her father - and to a shocking truth that will put humans and beasts in the gravest of danger.