A Renaissance England Blasted by Magic and War January 1646, and the land is in the grip of an icy winter. From Prince Rupert's capital of Oxford, the Adventurers set out on a quest for the missing wife of a high-ranking Alchemist.
Ahead of them, a ruthless Parliamentarian agent leaves a trail of destruction; behind them, a mysterious figure dogs their footsteps. And they are bound lands tainted by the magickal aftermath of ruthless alchemical warfare . . . .