Chise Hatori has been plunged in a life of misfortune: her father left her and her mother committed suicide, and to top it all off, she’s been able to see strange spirits and monsters all her life. After being passed around her unwilling family, she finds herself being bid in a strange auction as a “sleigh beggy”.
She’s quickly bought by a mysterious man with an animal skull for a head and brought to his quiet cottage home. His name is Elias Ainsworth, and he says that Chise is now not only his apprentice in magic…but his bride-to-be! In a wondrous world of magic and monsters, will it be possible for Chise to finally find a place to call home — and to fall for Elias?