When Connie goes to live with her aunt she realizes that this seaside town is the heart of the secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures, a group sworn to ensure that mythical beasts are kept safe. Something strange is happening, the Sirens, who for generations have kept their deadly song to themselves, are once again luring humans to their deaths. Connie doesn't think she has a role to play, until it becomes clear that she's a Universal-the first person in over a century who can communicate with every type of beast on earth and in the air. Her power is immense. It corrupted the previous Universal . . . and now he's back. And he'll use any means he can to turn Connie to the dark side.