I must be brave.I must do what has to be done.I am Alice.Alice is the most powerful witch the county has ever seen. She may one day be the most evil. But Alice is also the best friend—and true love—of Tom Ward. Together they work to defeat the Fiend—the world's greatest evil—once and for all.They have nearly everything they need, all except a blade hidden in the Dark, the Fiend's domain. So Alice ventures there to find it. She faces the most terrifying creatures in existence. And she onceagain battles old enemies who bear grudges: Bony Lizzie, Bloodeye, and more. And there's something Tom didn't tell her. To vanquish the Fiend, Tom must sacrifice the person he loves most. Alice is hunting for the very blade that will eventually kill her.