Michael Tillington has a confession to make to Elin, his soon to be wife, before they marry, and Peter Shortbody finds himself on the horns of a dilemma regarding his love life. Isabella is invited by Richard to travel with him to Copenhagen, to take part in a chess competition, but he cannot tell her the whole truth of the matter, and events unfold there which she could never have anticipated. Tara returns from her world tour with DMW, and must learn how to become 'Tarragon' again, whilst her sister, Rosie, travels to Java with her Beau, where she is able to demonstrate her extraordinary powers of healing. After a trip to India with Louise, Percival knows that he must somehow find resolution to the constant danger which plagues his life, but to do so he must go somewhere which is a secret known only to the witches, and where he is sure he will not be welcome. Meanwhile Rebecca faces danger of a quite different kind, and of which she is unaware; Sharon is recovering from her injuries, and seeks revenge.