Something is amiss in the city of Calibas ...
That is the warning Fox and his Shavid companions are given when they find themselves in this strange place with its mad ruler. While Fox has spent months on the road now, learning everything he can about his gifts and powers as a Cartomancer, there is something in the air of Calibas that will test him further than ever before. A curious magic that lives and breathes, dangerous and illusive. Dropped suddenly into the world of political intrigue, with old friends and new companions at his side, can Fox discover the mysterious magic that fills the city, before it hunts him down?