The Witchery : In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, the witch Herculine, at the request of her teacher, Sebastiana d'Azur, sails from the Florida territory to Havana in search of one Queverdo Bru - a cruel and demonic man whose house holds terrible secrets. Separated from those she loves by a conspiracy of lies and treachery, Herculine possesses something within that the evil Bru has long desired and now seeks to use, harshly. Escape is essential, and it will carry the witch and her loved ones to a harsh and perilous land - one that will test them at every turn . . . and fill Herculine's mind with dread visions of her own demise.