During a grueling war with no end in sight, a prominent general has been arrested for attempted murder and awaits execution. To the south, two witches run afoul against a despot who is as powerful as he is mad. To the east, a scholar of evil encounters wickedness beyond reckoning. And to the north, a unicorn is sought who holds the only means of freeing the heirs to an enchanted kingdom. But then, a new threat emerges that would ravage the land in death and destruction. And only an aged oracle knows how to stop it.