Anaiah Kirkwood and her little sister Fayola visit their Uncle Dion, hoping to get advice on curing Fayolaâ€™s bad habits, only to have him called away to deal with an emergency shortly after their arrival. It doesnâ€™t take long for them to receive an unexpected visitor. Mr. Lawrence seems nice enough, but there is something very strange about him and something even stranger about the old book he refuses to put down. It is a book that Anaiah and her sister canâ€™t help being curious about, and she is sure that a good man should not be dealing in dark magic. Anaiah soon finds out the real reason he came to visit, and decides to give him the surprise of a lifetime. She decides to let her sister run free and show the man that the two of them are not as naÃ¯ve and harmless as they appear. Revenge could never be so satisfying.