It is the beginning of December and it is cold and grey outside.
In the stately flickering hearths of the grand mansion of Nideck
Point, oak fires are burning. The Morphenkinder are busy getting
ready for the ancient pagan feast of midwinter. Everyone is
invited, including some of their own who do not wish them well.
Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling
with his new existence as a Man Wolf, struggling to learn to
control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. His pure, luminous
girlfriend Laura seems all set to join him in this new way of
life, but Reuben is not at all certain he will love her if she
becomes as he is. Beyond the mansion, the forest echoes with
howling winds, which carry with them tales of a strange nether
world, and of spirits - centuries old - who possess their own
fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical