Five occult families reunite to fulfill their dark fate in this “colorful, powerful, and charismatic” collection of stories by the award-winning author (NPR).
Devize, Glouwer, Rusk, Druir, Roke—these are the clans who make up the notorious Five-Family Coven. This alliance of witches, changelings, and sorcerers once sought to recreate the Earth in their own image, thwarted by treachery that sent half of them to be burned alive. After the survivors fled Scotland, they settled in North Ontario in order to keep their secrets—and their ambitions—alive.
Four hundred years later, the Coven’s last descendants are scattered far and wide, making their way as psychics, ex-possessees, defrocked changeling priests, shamans for hire, body-stealing witches, and monster-slaying nuns. They are the bastard children of a thousand evil angels. But now they are assembling for a final confrontation.