Mercedes Thompson takes a backseat in this next story. Patricia Briggs takes us back in time to when Bran and Sam were still human. Bran’s mother arrives and captures both Bran and Sam. Being under her spell is only part of the problem, losing their humanity is another. When A forest fey requests the witches assistance with his powers he makes a very costly mistake of insulting her in the process. The witches plans go up in smoke when the spell is broken and Sam finds out not all of his animal instincts are that of a wolf.