Two queens, two religions, two visions for the future of the nation. Fleeing to London with a witch hunter on her trail, Alyce discovers her own dark magic and lands herself embroiled in the struggle. Alyce's mother has just been burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. With only a thin set of instructions and a witchs mommet for guidance, Alyce must face the world that shes been sealed off from -- a world of fear and superstition. With a witch hunter fast on her trail, shell need the help of an innkeeper and a boy looking to discover the truth behind his own mother's past. But as her journey continues, another war rages: a hidden war of the supernatural, of the living and the dead. Good and evil are blurred, and nobodys motives can be trusted. And Alyce finds herself thrown unwillingly into the conflict. Struggling to understand her own powers, she is quickly drawn into a web of secret, lies, and dark magic that could change the fate of the world she is just coming to know. This dark, twisty, and thrillingly original debut will leave readers entranced in its suspenseful plot and rich prose.