Josephine Russing owns 387 pairs of gloves. She's given a new pair every week by her father, a sullen man known best for his insistence that the citizens in town wear gloves at all times.
A world away, the children of Gulm have been taken. No one knows where they might be, except the mysterious and terrifying leader of the land: The Master. He rules with an iron fist, using two grotesque creatures to enforce his terrible reign. Little does he know that Josephine and her friends Fargus and Ida will stand up to him in an adventure that tests their courage and friendship to eventually unveil a mystery that changes their lives forever.