On the north Yorkshire coast of England lies a forgotten bay - Chameleon Bay, home to a rambling collection of buildings known as Phoenix Square. As the new century dawns, the Square is run by an ebullient man by the name of Whitworth. The buildings contain artists, bohemians and a large collection of dubious "literature." Enter Troy, a young man reunited with his sister Lucinda for the first time, full of hope that he has found his family - little suspecting the betrayal ahead. From the recently discovered diaries of Troy comes this account of magic, superstition and sinister goings on.