Five years ago, Rob and Sally fled Brattleboro, Vermont. Now married, they hide out in a Florida backwater, forever hunted by both sides of the ancient, otherworldly feud between the refugees of the realm of Deschemb.
Meanwhile, Sally's estranged brother Sheldon follows a series of disturbing visions back to Brattleboro, and the ghosts of his own violent past. But something else has followed him.
Down South, Veteren Deschembine warriors Jesse and Zane search for the High Natural. Their investigagion lands them at the center of a web of secrets and poison magic in New Orleans.
Ancient forces rise towards consciousness, threatening to reshape the world on a cataclysmic scale.