Ivo has been a witch hunter for years, a job that's taken him all over the kingdom to stamp out dangerous black magic and its casters. If it often leaves him feeling isolated and lonely, well he knows better than most there are worse things to be.
At first glance, his assignment to deal with the black witch afflicting the small town of Surstuhl seems much like any other job. But a trek into the woods reveals deeper magics, and an insidious plot that's like nothing he's ever seen before.
It also leads him to Hansel, a handsome, mysterious young man searching desperately for his missing sister…