After the sudden death of Lloyd Goddard, a well-respected man in idyllic Ivorygate, Mortimer Dane, a young farmhand, inherits Goddard Farm. And with it, the gate to Purgatory. As Mortimer begins adjusting to his new tumultuous life, he finds that his occupation includes keeping the peace in the supernatural community and defending the farm from demonic potential buyers, all while he sorts out his complicated relationship with his childhood friend, Gabriel. Along the way, Mortimer strikes up a friendship with Gerry Rigby-a newcomer to Ivorygate as well as the deacon's daughter-gains allies in strange places, and discovers that the people he is closest to have been keeping secrets from him for his entire life. And amid the chaos, a man named Fiddler arrives, claiming to represent a mysterious potential buyer named Luci. Book one of Mortis: The Blood 'n Flowers Series.