Elsa’s mom is gone again. At eleven years old, Elsa is taking care of herself completely, living off the change she collects from returning other people’s recycling. Friendless and hopeless, she might not be able to keep her hungry, lonely life a secret any longer.

And then one day, a crow talks to her. And suddenly, Elsa is not alone.

She is slowly drawn into the complex world of the thousands of crows who live in her small city. Their queen is missing and ruthless powers are attempting a coup. Elsa is startled to learn she has a role to play in this mystery.

Could the secret, magical universe of the crows hold the key to surviving her own messed-up life?