When teenagers, Ellie, her brother Zack and their friends, Luke and Beth go on holiday, the last place they had in mind was Witch Town.
A throwback to Seventeenth century England, Witch Town is run by the Five Covens, each designated by colours: Black, White, Red, Green and Blue. This is a matriarchal society where the women are known as Mothers and Daughters and the men, Husbands and Sons. The women are able to use Words of Power, which they channel through amulets known as SpiritHearts, that once worn literally become a part of them. The men are taught from birth that their role is to provide offspring and work as servants.
Against a backdrop of Coven and gender politics, deceit and manipulation, with their own unique laws and traditions, the newcomers find themselves trapped within this community, where they must all face separate struggles for survival.
Ellie, most of all, is tested to her limit, as she discovers that she shares a kinship with these women and now faces a new life as a Mother. She must learn to harness and control the power that awakens within her, to not only save herself, but also the lives of her family and friends.