In 1600, Alven took revenge on her neglectful family through the dark arts. Her village burned her as a witch, but she immortalized herself as a Wittewijven, the Dutch spirit of a healer, and sought the English god who’d taught her his evil magic. He created a world for her, but she had to populate it by kidnapping people from Earth.
Death haunts the living.
When Alven tried to take Tanneke Van Nuys in the 21st century, her father died before her eyes. Since that night, Tanneke has not spoken a word. Now at 15, her family travels back to her great-aunt’s house in Albany. The last time she was there, she met the Wittewijven. Although determined to face the spirit to regain her voice, Tanneke doesn’t expect to lose the rest of her family.
Revenge taints the blood.
Alven scatters Tanneke’s sisters and stepfather across her world. Tanneke can’t just free them. She has to kill Alven, but to get to her she must defeat the English god and decide if she can trust Alven's enchanted daughter. It is time to regain her voice and master the dark arts in order to slay the Wittewijven.