Lucy had always been told not to sing, for disaster would strike. But the allure of music takes her on All Hallow's Eve. Upon singing, she is whisked away into danger. Not only that, she also discovers that she is a Chantress, a spell-singer. She is the last Chantress alive, for all the others had been hunted and killed. Now, with everyone's lives on her shoulders, Lucy must find a way to defeat the Lord Protector and release his powerful grip from England. Her only problem is the Shadowgrims, the mind-reading hunters bent on destroying Chantresses.
I've read stories about witches and warlocks, but Chantresses are a different thing, entirely. The story was set in the 1600's, which I found to be enchanting all on its own. That and the relentless use of 'Wild Magic' throughout the novel. Regardless, the characters were quite realistic and some were indeed beguiling; especially Nat, who seemed to have mixed feelings for both Lucy and her magic. I personally enjoyed the idea of Chantresses and all magic to be 'forbidden', as it created a definite twist in the plot. This novel was very enthralling and I enjoyed it to the fullest.