What is stirring in the Ring? What foul thing infiltrated the magic circle and maligned their powers that fateful night? Why did one of them hang himself from a tree rather than tell the others what he knew? From there their powers begin to fail. Their attempt to raise him from the dead goes horribly wrong and their lives and loves collapse around them. Friendships break and each turns against the other as an ancient evil stirs. Set against the backdrop of the New Forest and the South England Coast, the landscape becomes a frightening and unfamiliar place as chaos walks the land. Gather Storm! In the growing madness everything familiar collapses around them and the ancient Beast walks amongst man.