Simeon Dark is the most powerful sorcerer in the land of the Drift. Mysterious, cunning, a shape-shifter, only he can stop the evil Strood and save the Drift from dying. But where is he?
Nin Redfern and her friends make their way to Dark's mansion -- a strange castle built in a tree -- where she finds a ribbon of shadowy light.
Could this be a clue to unlock the mystery of Simeon Dark? Meanwhile, Mr. Strood is preparing his distillation machine, his pet tigers, and some barrels of blood and he's is coming after Nin . . .
Caro King has created a funny, rich, thrilling adventure, interwoven with fantastical creatures, myth and magic.