It began as a witch-hunt. But the Master Inquisitor’s plans
to eliminate all traces of female power in the world have
expanded to crushing the Sylvalan barons who oppose him and
to destroying the wellspring of magic in the Mother’s Hills.
Faced with this evil, humans, witches, and the Fae become
uneasy allies. But even together, they aren’t strong enough
to stand against the armies the Inquisitors are gathering.
So they look for help from their last possible ally. The
House of Gaian. The reclusive witches who rule the Mother’s
Hills. The witches powerful enough to create a world or to
And the witches’ long-held creed “Do no harm” is about to
give way to a more important one: Survive.
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