While Winki Witherspoon struggles with her new magical talent, conjuring, she, with the rest of New Orleans, is shocked by the news about Saffron Jolly, a beloved local celebrity chef. Jolly's entire family was killed, not in one freak accident, but three separate incidents in a single month. Even to a newbie, that sounds less like the worst luck ever, and more like dark magic at play.
Hoping to uncover the truth she endeavors to win her first Tournament, putting her Healer's freedom on the line. The sinister path she follows leads her far beyond some twisted personal vendetta. Someone is trying to destroy the world.