An ancient curse.
Not quite what Dominica Tort is expecting when her friend dies. But then her friend was the most powerful witch in the country: the Matriarch of the University of Nature, where witches have been trained for longer than history can remember.
A new Matriarch must be inaugurated, but who will it be? Nothing is certain until the envelope’s opened – and not even then. Especially when one candidate disappears and suspicion falls on another.
And what’s the shortbread cottage all about?
As Vice-Matriarch, Dominica must save not only people’s lives, but the future of witchcraft itself.
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