"Monsters, monsters, big and small,
They're gonna come and eat you all.
Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,
Shadow and bone will eat you raw.
Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly,
Smile and bite and drink you dry.
Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal,
Sing you a song and steal your soul.
Monsters, monsters, big and small,
They’re gonna come and eat you all.”
The city of Verity is overrun with monsters and divided in two by a wall that separates two rival rulers--crime boss Callum Harker and vigilante Henry Flynn. The two halves of the city may be ruled differently, but they share the same threat--monsters that arise from acts of violence. When Harker's only daughter, Kate, collides with Flynn's foster son, August, they uncover a sinister conspiracy that reaches deeper than anyone could know. But August and Kate hold secrets even from each other--can they survive the threats that are coming at them from every direction?