This is the story of Romie and Bernice, the love they share and the world that keeps them apart. The heart of Eros, guarded by witches, burns deep within Mount Socrates and demands sacrifice. Those who live on the mountain are forced to mine the magic and serve Mama Massey, who holds the power of Eros. Romie refused. Rejected by the town, he lives as a lowly outlier. Then one day, fate brings Romie to Bernice, a girl stuck between Massey’s town and a world beyond her own. But “the mountain chooses, the mountain calls, deny the mountain and it will destroy all you love.” And it’s calling out to Romie.