When Sophie, a beautiful 16 year old girl, is found sequestered in a cage-like room, she can recall only the red flag at the end of her drive and the warnings about a curse. She has known only a desolate and snowy home.
Her new relatives, whom she had never met, insist on calling call her Callidora, and she wonders why they insist on calling her by this strange new name. The mystery is resolved when she finds out why her father had caged her, changed her name, and felt he had to keep her under lock and key. Solving the mystery and facing her challenges means she can free herself from the demons of the past and live a normal life.