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The plague toppled the throne of the Tetch family and destroyed their home. The last of the Tetches, Jervis and Alice have grown up alone aside from occasional visits from their absent father. As they grow up, Jervis deals with Alice's strange illness, their isolation, and his weird feelings for his best friend Jonathan, whose father pressures him to do anything possible to destroy his fear. From there, they find themselves in Haly's Circus, seemingly a gathering place for those who don't quite fit in anywhere else. And it's at the circus that their life truly begins.
After the death of Jerome, Jervis brings Jonathan home to his sister Alice to recuperate from the battle.