The librarian of Strange Ground Beside the Skea, a small coastal town somewhere in England, would make an unlikely hero. Estranged from his parents, about to lose his job, unable to make connections with anyone except the strange old homeless lady who lives next to the library, Ebbie isn’t quite clear what to do next. His interest in local folk lore is all that is keeping him going, but the world is stranger than he could have dreamed. On the other side of the sky and the sea, the Queen of House Wood Bee has been murdered. One of her daughters has taken the first move in her long game, one which will lead her to power and risk destruction for the entire Realm. All she needs are the two stones Foresight and Hindsight, and her magic will be complete. But no one knows where the two stones are.