The shadowy order known as the Tal-Ifatiir is on a quest to destroy the demon lord, Aghal-Paraag. So, their leader, the Immortal Ralaan ad-Zaliir, sends them into an unknown land to capture the demon lord's servant: a powerful witch with nefarious goals of her own. However, Chadhiyana, the order’s first female member, holds a horrible secret from her past and is plagued by troubles she's afraid to reveal. As the company journeys to Aghal-Paraag’s prison, one misfortune after another befalls them. What can be the source of their troubles? The witch? The demon lord himself? Perhaps it is Chadhiyana or the secret she has sealed behind her closed lips.