With the dracolich defeated, the Nettlers (and Taeros) are ready to move on to their final quest: retrieving the diadem of the Dryads from the dreaded Ghost King! However, before they can set out for the Haunted Heath, old friends return to bring them dire news. Pendrel’s sister, a healer working for the rebels, reports that Nettle has been overrun by King William’s forces, and that the shattered rebel leadership have an apocalyptic plan to transform their mother into a goddess of destruction. Brinton, who has communed and become one with Arachnus, returns from the World Wide Web imbued with the knowledge that someone is distributing ancient rituals of apotheosis, and the entire pantheon is now under assault from mortal usurpers. With the rebellion in shambles and even the gods running scared, will the group be able to save Nettle–and the rest of the kingdom–from total annihilation? And what has the Ghost King to do with any of this?