Expect the unexpected, and prepare for what is not there...
Wherever men walk, there shall faekind be.
That’s what Thomas Rhymer discovers when his sister Alissa is stolen from her room in the dead of night by a strange creature, who takes her away to Albion, a place where magic is the lifeblood of the realm, where a dark shadow tinged with dragonfire sweeps over the land, and where something powerful stirs at the heart of Elphame.
Albion suffers in turmoil after Mab, the Queen of the Old Ways, is usurped from her throne. Now, not only must he rescue his kidnapped sister, but Thomas must also battle his way through Albion and aid Queen Mab against the shadowy clutches of the Dark Prince in order to stop the raging war that tears Albion apart at its foundations.