After studying senior witches for years, Tiffany Aching is on her own. As the witch of Chalk, she performs the unglamorous task of caring for the needy. But when someone starts igniting fear against the witches, she discovers that “real” witchcraft isn’t always fun. Now Tiffany must find the source of evil and defeat it at its root. Because this time, the price of failure is her life, and if she falls, then so will Chalk.