Flory, a young night fairy, enjoys her unusually pretty wings for only three months. One evening a bat catches her beautiful wings and ruins them, making flying a thing of the past. The young fairy lands in a human’s garden, finds an abandoned bird house, and makes her home there. Flory discovers that the world is a very dangerous place for fairies who cannot fly. Will she survive?
The animals are restless. King Crow is dead and crows flock to the Murder Tree to choose a new king using the Reckoning, an ancient ceremony that no other species has ever seen. All except the Murder must leave the field, or they will be killed, for only crows may witness the sacred ceremony. That isn’t the only danger for young quails Ysil, Cormo, Harlequin, and their friend Gomor the hare. Somebody knows of the Reckoning, and knows of the disorder before the crowning of the new king. And that somebody is ready to strike and take the forest and field, and k