After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. Tegan is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was, but her skills are still no match for Gideon's dark, vengeful power, and he succeeds in capturing her. Will Elizabeth be able to find her? Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all?
Morgana is a sharp-minded girl who possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills, takes Morgana as his wife, and she soon falls in love with him and his farm. But Morgana's strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.