The Mayfair Witches face a new threat – the Taltos, the giant race gifted with preternatural knowledge, who breed in minutes and live for centuries, the race that spawned the monster-innocent Lasher, who gave the witches their power and almost destroyed them.  Unknown to the Mayfairs, another Taltos still lives: the legendary Ashler who has done and suffered much wrong over the centuries.  Now a frantic chase speeds them all from the dawn of history and the Dark Ages to high-tech New York. from New Orleans to Stonehenge and the Scottish Highlands, to their ultimate fate.