A taint now creeps across most of the Blood - those born into power - bringing war to the Shadow-realm, Kaeleer. In the face of such corruption, Jaenelle, the Witch Queen that rules the territory, is powerless to prevent its spread. Especially while her chosen consort - and the person needed to complete the prophecy - Daemon, remains lost. But the Dreamweavers' webs show two paths. One will see the blood of millions spilled, the other will see the taint destroyed, and only one person need die: her.